Content Analysis of the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 1999

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The purpose of this study was to conduct a content analysis of the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. The research was carried out in 1999 and examined all articles and research notes from the journal's inception in 1961 through 1998. It analyzed major trends in methods, topics, theoretical frameworks, author characteristics, and editor characteristics, as well as other important traits. The study also looked at the journal's impact on the socio-scientific study of religion.

Data File
Cases: 1,133
Variables: 38
Weight Variable: None
Data Collection
Date Collected: in 1999 from the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, years 1961 through 1998.
Collection Procedures
This study analyzed all articles in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion between the years of 1961 and 1998 that were of a research nature including biographical and historical essays, literature reviews, presidential addresses, and research notes. The following special types of articles were not included in the database: the "kick-off" for symposiums, comments, and book reviews.
Principal Investigators
Armand Mauss and Stacy A. Hammons
Related Publications
Armand L. Mauss and Stacy A. Hammons, "Attaining a Sophisticated Maturity': A Brief History of the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion", Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 39:4 (December, 2000).
Notes
Category labels for THEORBAS
1 Activity theory; Disengagement theory
2 Art theory
3 Attachment theory
4 Attachment theory; Bowlby
5 Attribution theory
6 Attribution theory; psychoanalytic; Role theory
7 Augustine -- biographical overview
8 Augustine
9 Behaviorism; Skinner
10 Bellah
11 Brownson
12 Buber
13 Church/sect theory
14 Church/sect theory; Troeltsch
15 Church/sect theory; Troeltsch; Weber
16 Cognitive dissonance theory
17 Cognitive dissonance theory; Festinger
18 Cognitive dissonance theory; Organizational
19 Cognitive dissonance; Trait theory
20 Conflict theory; alienation
21 Conflict theory; Marx on dialectical materialism
22 Demographic transition theory
23 Deprivation theory; Socialization; Weber on status groups
24 Developmental psychology
25 Developmental psychology; Social
26 Durkheim on normative consensus
27 Durkheim -- biographical overview
28 Durkheim on anomie
29 Durkheim on civil religion
30 Durkheim on collective
31 Durkheim on ethics
32 Durkheim on kinship
33 Durkheim on magic
34 Durkheim on normative consensus
35 Durkheim on ritual
36 Durkheim; Jung
37 Eclectic
38 Eclectic; Buber
39 Eclectic; Glock
40 Eclectic; James
41 Eclectic; James; Freud; behaviorism; psychoanalytic
42 Eclectic; Kingsley Davis; Mead; Cooley
43 Eclectic; Lenski
44 Eclectic; Malinowski
45 Eclectic; Mauss
46 Eclectic; needs theory
47 Eclectic; Saint-Simon; Comte; Proudhon; Marx on alienation
48 Eclectic; Snow and Machalek
49 Eclectic; Trait theory
50 Einstein
51 Existentialism; Kierkegaard
52 Fichter
53 Freud
54 Functionalism
55 Functionalism; Durkheim; Luckmann
56 Functionalism; modernization
57 Functionalism; Parsons
58 Functionalism; Weber on bureaucratization
59 Gilligan on gendered morality
60 Globalization theory
61 Glock and Stark on anti-Semitism
62 Glock on anti-Semitism; dimensions religion; piety
63 Glock on dimensions of religion
64 Glock on sources of religiosity
65 Greeley
66 Herbert Spencer
67 Hirschi and Stark
68 Human capital
69 Human ecology; Hawley
70 Innovation theory
71 Interactionism; Blumer
72 Interactionism; Mead
73 Interactionism; Mead; Cooley
74 James on religious experience; Trait theory
75 James on varieties of religious experience
76 John Henry Newman
77 Jonathan Edwards
78 Labor queuing
79 Labor queuing; Reskin & Roos
80 Lamennais
81 Lenski on religious pluralism; Herberger
82 Life course
83 Local-cosmopolitan theory
84 Luther; Erikson
85 Market model
86 Market model; deprivation theory
87 Market model; modernization
88 Market model; rational choice
89 Market model; Stark and Finke
90 Marx on alienation
91 Marx on false consciousness
92 Marx on historical dialecticism; Weber on Protestant
93 Merton on Protestantism-science
94 Modernization
95 Modernization; church sect theory
96 Modernization; market model
97 Modernization; resource mobilization
98 Myth-ritualist theory
99 Nature of religiosity
100 Nature of religiosity, Stark; Glock
101 Need theory
102 Need theory; Maslow
103 Need theory; needs hierarchy
104 Network theory
105 Organizational
106 Organizational theory; Etzioni; Role theory
107 Organizational; Etzioni
108 Organizational; interactionism; Social
109 Organizational; Weber on sources of legitimacy
110 Parsons; functionalism
111 Pavlov
112 Phenomenology
113 Piaget
114 Plantinga
115 Postmodernism
116 Psychoanalytic theory
117 Psychoanalytic theory; Freud
118 Rational choice
119 Reference group theory
120 Resource mobilization
121 resource mobilization; new institutionalism; Sewell
122 Ritual anti-structure; Victor Turner
123 Role theory
124 Role theory; attribution theory; Sunden
125 Role theory; church/sect theory
126 Role theory; Socialization
127 Role theory; Sunden
128 Role theory; Sunden; psychoanalysis
129 Social constructionism
130 Social exchange
131 Social exchange; Homans
132 Social exchange; interactionism
133 Social integration
134 Social integration; civil religion
135 Social integration; collective; kinship
136 Social integration; Malinowski
137 Social integration; ritual; Erikson
138 Social learning
139 Socialization
140 Socialization; Durkheim on normative consensus
141 Socialization; Role theory
142 Socialization; Social
143 Socialization; Social
144 Sociobiology; psychoanalytic; Durkheim on collective
145 Sociobiology; Wilson
146 Sorokin
147 Stark
148 Stark & Glock on religious piety
149 Stark and Glock on religious commitment
150 Sunden
151 Tocqueville
152 Tocqueville; Habermas
153 Trait theory
154 Trait theory; Allport
155 Trait theory; Allport; Role theory
156 Trait theory; church/sect theory; Troeltsch
157 Trait theory; McClelland
158 Trait theory; Rokeach
159 Troeltsch
160 Victor Turner
161 WI Thomas
162 Watson; behaviorism
163 Weber -- biographical overview
164 Weber on authority types
165 Weber on bureaucratization
166 Weber on bureaucratization; market model
167 Weber on leadership types
168 Weber on Protestant Ethic
169 Weber on Protestant Ethic; Durkheim on collective
170 Weber on Protestant Ethic; functionalism
171 Weber on Protestant Ethic; Merton on Protestantism
172 Weber on rationalization
173 Weber on rationalization; Durkheim on civil religion
174 Weber on rationalization; Protestant Ethic
175 Weber on sources of legitimacy
176 Weber on status groups
177 Wuthnow
178 Yinger
Category labels for GEOLOCAT
1 Africa - charismatics
2 Africa - Zulu
3 Africa, Europe, Japan, Latin America, U.S.
4 Australia - Catholics
5 Australia -- Congregationalists, Methodists, Pres
6 Australia - NRMs
7 Australia - Scientology
8 Australia
9 Australia, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Thailand
10 Belgium
11 Belgium, France, Holland, U.S.
12 Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Peru
13 Brazil - Catholics
14 Brazil, Chile - Pentecostals
15 Canada - Anglicans
16 Canada -- Catholics
17 Canada -- conservative Protestants
18 Canada -- evangelicals
19 Canada - fundamentalists
20 Canada -- Hutterites
21 Canada -- Mennonites
22 Canada -- Mennonites; U.S. -- Mormons
23 Canada -- NRMs
24 Canada -- Pentecostals
25 Canada
26 Canada, U.S.
27 Caribbean - Adventists
28 Caribbean - NRMs
29 Caribbean
30 Caribbean, South America, U.S. - Pentecostals
31 Central Europe
32 Chile - Catholics
33 China
34 China, U.S.
35 Denmark
36 Eastern Europe - Jews
37 Egypt, India - Muslims
38 England -- Anglicans, Baptists, Methodists, Refor
39 England - Catholics
40 England -- Holiness, Pentecostals
41 England -- Puritans; Germany -- Pietists
42 England - spiritualists
43 England
44 England, U.S.
45 England, Wales
46 Europe - Catholics
47 Europe -- Mormons, Scientology
48 Europe - spiritualists
49 Europe
50 Finland - Pentecostals
51 Finland
52 France - Catholics
53 France, Germany, U.S.
54 France, U.S.
55 Germany - Baden
56 Germany
57 Ghana - Pietists
58 Guatemala - Mormons
59 Guyana -- People's Temple
60 Haiti - voodoo
61 Ibero-Mediterranean
62 Iceland
63 India - Hindus
64 India -- Hindus, Muslims
65 India -- Hindus; Tibet -- Buddhists
66 India -- Hindus; U.S. -- Baptists
67 India -- Ramakrishna
68 India
69 India, U.S.
70 Ireland - Catholics
71 Israel -- fundamentalist Jews
72 Israel -- Hare Krishnas
73 Israel -- Jews
74 Israel
75 Israel, Morroco -- Jews
76 Israel, U.S.
77 Italy - Catholics
78 Italy
79 Jamaica - Rastafari
80 Japan - NRMs
81 Japan
82 Java
83 Kenya, South Africa
84 Kuwait
85 Latin America, Poland, Spain - Catholics
86 Lebanon -- Muslims, Orthodox Christians
87 Mexico - Catholics
88 Mexico
89 Mexico, Spain, U.S., W. Germany - Catholics
90 Mexico, U.S.
91 Middle East - Jews
92 Morocco
93 Not Applicable
94 Netherlands -- Dutch Reformed
95 Netherlands
96 Netherlands, Poland, Quebec
97 Netherlands, U.S., West Germany
98 New Zealand
99 Nicaragua
100 Nicaragua, Russia
101 Northern Ireland
102 Norway
103 Pakistan
104 Papua New Guinea
105 Peru -- Catholics
106 Peru
107 Philippines -- spiritualism
108 Poland
109 Poland, Spain -- Catholics
110 Russia -- Orthodox
111 Russia
112 Saudi Arabia
113 South Africa -- Jesus movement
114 South Africa, U.S.
115 Soviet Union
116 Spain, U.S. -- Catholics
117 Sweden
118 Taiwan
119 Thailand -- Buddhists
120 Trinidad
121 Turkey
122 U.S. -- Adventists
123 U.S. -- Alabama
124 U.S. -- Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Ca
125 U.S. -- American Baptists
126 U.S. -- Arkansas
127 U.S. -- Assembly of God
128 U.S. -- Assembly of God, Baptists, Methodists
129 U.S. -- Assembly of God, Presbyterians
130 U.S. -- Baha'i
131 U.S. -- Baha'i, Catholic charismatics, Christian
132 U.S. -- Baptists
133 U.S. -- Baptists, Catholics, Methodists
134 U.S. -- Baptists, Church of Christ
135 U.S. -- Baptists, Disciples of Christ, Methodists
136 U.S. -- Baptists, Lutherans
137 U.S. -- Baptists, Methodists
138 U.S. -- Baptists, Presbyterians
139 U.S. -- Black Muslims
140 U.S. -- Brethern
141 U.S. -- Buddhists
142 U.S. -- Buddhists, Congregationalists, Southern B
143 U.S. -- California
144 U.S. -- Catholic and Episcopalian Charismatics
145 U.S. -- Catholic Pentecostals
146 U.S. -- Catholic priests
147 U.S. -- Catholics
148 U.S. -- Catholics, Episcopalians
149 U.S. -- Catholics, Jews, Protestants
150 U.S. -- Catholics, Lutherans
151 U.S. -- Catholics, Mennonites, Presbyterians
152 U.S. -- Catholics, Methodists, Southern Baptists
153 U.S. -- Catholics, Protestants
154 U.S. -- Catholics, Southern Baptists
155 U.S. -- Christian denominations
156 U.S. -- Christian fundamentalists
157 U.S. -- Christian Scientists
158 U.S. -- Christian sects
159 U.S. -- Church of Christ
160 U.S. -- Church of the Nazarene
161 U.S. -- Coast Miwoks
162 U.S. -- Colorado
163 U.S. -- Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming
164 U.S. -- Congregational Christian
165 U.S. -- Connecticut
166 U.S. -- Conservative Protestants
167 U.S. -- Dutch Reformed
168 U.S. -- Episcopalians
169 U.S. -- Episcopalians, U.U.A.
170 U.S. -- evangelicals
171 U.S. -- family sociology textbooks
172 U.S. -- Florida
173 U.S. -- Florida Protestants
174 U.S. -- fundamentalists
175 U.S. -- Georgia
176 U.S. -- Hare Krishnas
177 U.S. -- Hawaii
178 U.S. -- Hawaii Tensho
179 U.S. -- Holiness
180 U.S. -- Illinois
181 U.S. -- Indiana
182 U.S. -- Indiana Protestants
183 U.S. -- Iowa
184 U.S. -- Iowa, New Jersey, Oregon
185 U.S. -- Italian Pentecostals
186 U.S. -- Jesus movement
187 U.S. -- Jesus Movement
188 U.S. -- Jews
189 U.S. -- Kansas
190 U.S. -- Kentucky
191 U.S. -- Korean Christian
192 U.S. -- Koreans
193 U.S. -- Louisiana
194 U.S. -- Lutherans
195 U.S. -- Lutherans, Methodists
196 U.S. -- Lutherans, Presbyterians
197 U.S. -- Maryland
198 U.S. -- Massachusetts
199 U.S. -- Meher Baba Cult
200 U.S. -- Mennonites
201 U.S. -- Methodists
202 U.S. -- Methodists, Presbyterians
203 U.S. -- Minnesota
204 U.S. -- Minnesota, Utah
205 U.S. -- Mormons
206 U.S. -- Mountain states
207 U.S. -- Navajo Protestants
208 U.S. -- Nevada
209 U.S. -- New England
210 U.S. -- New York
211 U.S. -- North Carolina
212 U.S. -- North Dakota
213 U.S. -- NRMs
214 U.S. -- nuns
215 U.S. -- occultists
216 U.S. -- Ohio
217 U.S. -- Ohio evangelicals and fundamentalists
218 U.S. -- Ohio Lutherans
219 U.S. -- Ohio, Pennsylvania
220 U.S. -- Oklahoma
221 U.S. -- Oklahoma, Wisconsin
222 U.S. -- Orthodox
223 U.S. -- Pennsylvania
224 U.S. -- Pentecostals
225 U.S. -- Presbyterians
226 U.S. -- Protestant seminaries
227 U.S. -- Protestants
228 U.S. -- Puritans
229 U.S. -- Rajneeshpurams
230 U.S. -- reform Jews
231 U.S. -- Reformed Church
232 U.S. -- Scientology, Unification Church
233 U.S. -- Shakers
234 U.S. -- sociology
235 U.S. -- South
236 U.S. -- Southern Appalachia
237 U.S. -- Southern Baptists
238 U.S. -- Southern Baptists, U.U.A.
239 U.S. -- spiritualists
240 U.S. -- Tennessee
241 U.S. -- Texas
242 U.S. -- Texas Mexican Americans
243 U.S. -- U.U.A.
244 U.S. -- Unification Church
245 U.S. -- Utah Catholics, Mormons, Protestants
246 U.S. -- Utah Indochinese refugees
247 U.S. -- Vermont
248 U.S. -- Vineyard Christian Fellowship
249 U.S. -- Washington
250 U.S. -- Wisconsin
251 U.S.
252 U.S., West Germany -- Germans
253 Ukraine
254 Venezuela
255 West -- Evangelicals
256 West Germany
257 West Indies -- Pentecostals
258 Western Europe -- Catholics
259 Western Europe
260 Worldwide -- Adventists
261 Worldwide -- Buddhists
262 Worldwide -- Catholics
263 Worldwide -- charismatics
264 Worldwide -- Christianity
265 Worldwide -- hunters/gatherers
266 Worldwide -- Muslims
267 Worldwide -- transnational organizations
268 Worldwide
Category labels for INDVAR1
1 Achievement motivation
2 Adolescents
3 Aesthetics
4 Anomie
5 Anxiety
6 Authoritarianism
7 Achievement motivation
8 Baha'i World Faith
9 Biographic - Augustine
10 Biographic - Bellah
11 Biographic - Buber
12 Biographic - Durkheim
13 Biographic - Durkheim, Jung
14 Biographic - Edwards
15 Biographic - Einstein
16 Biographic - Fichter
17 Biographic - Glock/Greeley/Lamennais
18 Biographic - Greeley
19 Biographic - Lamennais
20 Biographic - Luther
21 Biographic - Newman
22 Biographic - Parsons
23 Biographic - Pavlov
24 Biographic - Stark
25 Biographic - Sunden
26 Biographic - Thomas
27 Biographic - Tocqueville
28 Biographic - Troeltsch
29 Biographic - Turner
30 Biographic - Watson
31 Biographic - Weber
32 Biographic - Yinger
33 Catholicism
34 Charismatic churches
35 Children
36 Christian fundamentalism
37 Christian Science
38 Christianity
39 Church, sect, cult
40 Civil religion
41 Clergy, ministry, Religious professionals
42 College students/young adults
43 Communism
44 Conversion
45 Cross-cultural/cross-national
46 Data analysis
47 Data collection methods
48 Death and dying
49 Definitions of religion
50 Dogmatism
51 Drugs
52 Ecological setting
53 Education and religion
54 Elderly
55 Electronic church
56 Episcopalian church
57 Ethics, morality, and religion
58 Evangelicalism
59 Experimenter effects
60 Extrinsic/intrinsic
61 Family relations
62 Family structure
63 Feminism
64 Fundamentalism
65 Globalization
66 Glossolalia
67 Health and religion
68 Hinduism
69 Holiness groups
70 Homosexuality
71 Individualism
72 Interdenominational relations
73 Interfaith marriage
74 Islam
75 Islamic fundamentalism
76 Jehovah's Witnesses
77 JSSR self-analysis
78 Judaism
79 Life course
80 Locus of control
81 Mass media
82 Mental health and religion
83 Meta-analysis
84 Meta-theoretical; philosophy science
85 Migration
86 Migration/refugees
87 Missions
88 Modernity, modern world, modernism
89 Mormonism
90 Mystical experience
91 Nature and environment
92 Neuroticism
93 NRMs
94 Operationalization of variable
95 Parenting
96 Pedagogy
97 Pentecostalism
98 Politics and religion
99 Postmodernism
100 Powerlessness
101 Protestant Ethic/Protestantism
102 Protestant fundamentalism
103 Protestantism
104 Psychoanalysis
105 Psychological deprivation
106 Psychological determinism
107 Psychology of religion
108 Quality of religious data
109 Race/ethnic identity
110 Race/ethnic identity (Black)
111 Race/ethnic identity (Dutch)
112 Race/ethnic identity (Greek)
113 Race/ethnic identity (Italian)
114 Race/ethnic identity (Jewish)
115 Race/ethnicity
116 Regional variations in religion
117 Religiosity
118 Religious affiliation
119 Religious behaviors
120 Religious beliefs and attitude
121 Religious communities
122 Religious economies
123 Religious knowledge
124 Religious language
125 Religious organization
126 Religious separatism
127 Religious symbols
128 Research variables
129 Rural setting
130 Science and religion
131 Scientology
132 Secularization thesis
133 Self-actualization
134 Self-esteem
135 Semi-clinical interviews
136 SES
137 Shakers
138 Shame
139 Single adulthood
140 Social action
141 Social desirability
142 Social networks
143 Society and religion
144 Spiritualism, occult, magic, astrology
145 Theory development
146 Urban setting
147 Vineyard Christian Fellowship
148 Women and religion
149 Work and religion
150 Young adults
Category labels for DEPVAR1
1 Abortion
2 Achievement motivation
3 Adolescents
4 AIDS
5 Alcohol/alcoholism
6 Alienation
7 Anomie
8 Anti-Semitism
9 Anxiety
10 Apostasy
11 Augustine
12 Authoritarianism
13 Black Muslims
14 Black/white racial prejudice
15 Buddhism
16 Capitalism
17 Catholicism
18 Charisma
19 Children
20 Christian fundamentalism
21 Church, sect, cult
22 Civil religion
23 Clergy, ministry, religious professionals
24 Communism
25 Conversion
26 Counseling/therapy
27 cultural assimilation
28 Data analysis
29 Death and dying
30 Definitions of religion
31 Delinquency
32 Denominational switching
33 Depression
34 Deviance and religion
35 Divorce
36 Dogmatism
37 Drugs
38 Ecological setting
39 Education and religion
40 Electronic church
41 Ethics, morality, and religion
42 Evangelicalism
43 experimenter effects
44 Extrinsic/intrinsic
45 Family and religion
46 Family planning
47 Family relations
48 Feminism
49 Fundamentalism
50 Glossolalia
51 Guilt/Ignatius Loyola
52 Health and religion
53 Ignatius Loyola
54 Ingroup/outgroup prejudice
55 Interdenominational relations
56 Interfaith marriage
57 Intradenominational relations
58 Islam
59 Jewish fundamentalism
60 JSSR self-analysis
61 Judaism
62 Locus of control
63 Mental health and religion
64 Migration/open mindedness
65 Modernity, modern world, modernism
66 Mystical experience
67 Not Applicable
68 Nature and environment
69 Navajo Indians
70 Neuroticism
71 New Age
72 NRMs
73 Nuclear issues
74 open mindedness
75 Parenting
76 Pentecostalism
77 Politics and religion
78 Possession
79 Postmodernism/psychological determinism
80 Protestant fundamentalism
81 Protestantism
82 Psychological determinism
83 Psychology of religion
84 Puritans
85 Quality of religious data
86 Race/ethnic identity
87 Race/ethnic identity (Black)
88 Race/ethnic identity (Jewish)
89 Race/ethnic identity (Serbian)
90 Racial/ethnic prejudice (immigrants)
91 Regional variations in religiosity
92 Religiosity
93 Religious affiliation
94 Religious behaviors
95 Religious beliefs and attitudes
96 Religious economies
97 Religious knowledge
98 Religious language
99 Religious organization
100 Religious symbols
101 Science and religion
102 Secularization thesis
103 Self-esteem
104 SES
105 Sexuality
106 Social action
107 Social desirability
108 Social networks
109 Society and religion
110 Spiritualism, occult, magic, astrology
111 Suicide
112 Urban setting
113 Women and religion
114 Work and religion