Religion/Spirituality and Adolescents
Andrew Rose, Rick Miller, Jennifer Rose, Mark Ogletree, Courtney Kinneard, Sialao Mobley, W. Justin Dyer, Cassidy Ogletree, Sharlene Nauta, Michael Goodman, Justin Dyer, Erin Hemmelgarn, Heather Baker; Facilitator: Anthony Walker
- Religion, Spirituality & Family
About the Session
- 126-01 - Hope as a Mediator between Religiosity and Depression in Adolescents
By Andrew Rose, Rick Miller, Jennifer Rose
- 126-02 - Depression, Religiosity, and Parenting Styles among Young LDS Adolescents
By Mark Ogletree, Courtney Kinneard, Sialao Mobley
- 126-03 - Adolescent Suicide: The Moderating and Mediating Role of Family and Faith
By W. Justin Dyer, Cassidy Ogletree, Sharlene Nauta
- 126-04 - How does Religion Impact Positive Adolescent Outcomes
By Michael Goodman, Justin Dyer, Mark Ogletree, Erin Hemmelgarn, Heather Baker
Facilitator: Anthony Walker
Hope as a Mediator between Religiosity and Depression in Adolescents
Multiple studies have found an inverse relationship between religiosity and depression. Prior research has found that hope is associated with religiosity and depression. However, no research has explored the mediational role of hope between religiosity and depressive symptoms in adolescents. Cross-sectional data from 618 adolescents were used to test this mediational or indirect effect. The direct effect between religiosity and depressive symptoms was not significant. However, there was a significant indirect effect wherein higher levels of adolescent religiosity were associated with higher levels of adolescent hope, which in turn were associated with lower levels of adolescent depressive symptoms.
(1) To evaluate the role of hope in the relationship between religion and depression in adolescents. (2) To analyze the meditational role of hope. (3) To demonstrate how religiosity is associated with lower levels of depression in adolescents.
Depression, Religiosity, and Parenting Styles among Young LDS Adolescents
This study evaluated depression rates among young Latter-day Saint teenagers. Our aim was to learn if religiosity among young Latter-day Saint teens had an impact on depression, and how the parent-child relationship also affected teen depression. Our sample consisted of 12-13 year olds (n=493) in Northern Utah. Several measures were administered, including the CES-DC to evaluate depression, and the Religious Coping Scale to access positive and negative religious coping methods. Preliminary findings included 1) daily religious experiences were negatively associated with depression, but church attendance was not significant, and 2) negative religious coping was positively associated with depression.
1. to evaluate depression rates and prevalence among Latter-day Saint young teens 2. to determine how religiosity affects depression among those in this cohort 3. to measure to parental warmth impacts depression among those in this cohort
Adolescent Suicide: The Moderating and Mediating Role of Family and Faith
The recent increase in the U.S. suicide rate has created an intensified need for research investigating correlates of this phenomenon, particularly for young females (ages 10-14) whose rates have increased most dramatically. Although both religious and family factors have been found related to suicide, the interrelationship between the two in predicting suicide ideation has received less attention. This study examines the mediating and moderating role of family factors in the relationship between religiosity and suicide.
Relationship between adolescent suicide and faith Relationship between adolescent suicide and family The moderating and mediating role of family between faith and adolescent suicide
How does Religion Impact Positive Adolescent Outcomes
Religion has been shown to positively influence adolescent development. However, there is a scarcity of studies looking at the processes involved. This study will seek to identify which aspects of religiosity help protect adolescents from negative outcomes and what processes may be involved. We will specifically look at how religious salience, intrinsic religiosity, and daily spiritual experiences influence delinquency, anxiety and unhealthy media use, specifically videogame addiction among adolescents. We will also examine how the constructs of positive youth development (PYD) may mediate the process by which religion influences these adolescent outcomes.
1. To determine which aspects of religiosity are most strongly related to positive adolescent outcomes 2. To determine whether the constructs of positive youth development mediate the relationship between religiosity and positive adolescent outcomes 3. To provide information which allows parents and other significant adults to more meaningfully assist adolescents in avoiding some of the negative consequences common to youth today