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Citations are taken from the Sociology of Religion Searchable Bibliographic Database, created and updated by Anthony J. Blasi (Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Notre Dame; University of Texas at San Antonio). The ARDA is not responsible for content or typographical errors.
  • Goal striving stress and self-concept: The moderating role of perceived divine control.
    DeAngelis, Reed T. (2018)
    Society and Mental Health 8:2: 141-156.

    Associated Search Terms: Control, divine; Self concept; Stress
  • The powerful other: How divine control shapes the relationship between personal control and psychological distress.
    Schieman, Scott, Alex Bierman, and Laura Upenieks (2018)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 57:1: 123-138.

    Analyzes 2005 Work, Stress, and Health Study in the United States data; the curvilinear relationship between personal control & distress flattens out among those with strong belief in a God in control.

    Associated Search Terms: Stress; God, concept of; Depression
  • Kept in His care: The role of perceived divine control in positive reappraisal coping.
    DeAngelis, Reed T., and Christopher G. Ellison (2017)
    Religions 8:8: 133.

    Associated Search Terms: Coping
  • Religious Involvement, Beliefs about God, and the Sense of Mattering among Older Adults.
    Schieman, Scott, Alex Bierman, and Christopher G. Ellison (2010)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 49:3: 517-535.

    Analyzes 2001-02 interview data from senior citizens in Washington, D.C. & 2 adjoining Maryland counties; beliefs in divine control mediate effects of practice & prayer on measures of oneself mattering.

    Associated Search Terms: Control, divine; Self concept; Belief; Gerontology; United States, District of Columbia, Washington; Prayer; Practice
  • The Religious Role and the Sense of Personal Control.
    Schieman, Scott (2008)
    Sociology of Religion 69:3: 273-296.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from U.S.A. adults; sense of havin control & belief in divine control relate invrsely, oreso among those less religiously active.

    Associated Search Terms: Control, divine; United States
  • Religious Activities and Changes in the Sense of Divine Control: Dimensions of Social Stratification as Contingencies.
    Schieman, Scott, and Alex Bierman (2007)
    Sociology of Religion 68:4: 361-381.

    Analyzes interview data from senior citizens in the Washington, D.C., area; uses items about God being in control as the dependent variable.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, District of Columbia, Washington; Race; Stratification; Practice; Fatalism; Gerontology
  • Social Involvement in Religious Institutions and God-mediated Control Beliefs.
    Krause, Neal (2007)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 46:4: 519-537.

    Analyzes 2001 & '04 panel data from American senior citizens--whites & African Americans. Religious involvement & church-based social support predict belief in God-mediated control.

    Associated Search Terms: Control, divine; Social support; Gerontology; African Americans; Practice
  • The Sense of Divine Control and Psychological Distress: Variations Across Race and Socioeconomic Status.
    Schieman, Scott, Tetyana Pudrovska, Leonard I. Pearlin, and Christopher G. Ellison (2006)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 45:4: 529-549.

    Based on 2001-02 interview data from senior citizens in & near Washington, D.C.; sense of divine control correlates inversely with distress among African Americans & positively with it among whites.

    Associated Search Terms: Distress; Mental health; Race; Stratification; African Americans; Gerontology; Control, divine; United States, District of Columbia, Washington
  • The Sense of Divine Control and the Self-Concept: A Study of Race Differences in Late-Life.
    Schieman, Scott, and M.A. Milkie (2005)
    Research on Aging 27: 165-196.

    Associated Search Terms: Race; Control, divine; Gerontology; Self concept
  • The Sense of Divine Control and the Self-Concept: A Study of Race Differences in Late Life.
    Schieman, Scott, Tetyana Pudrovska, and Melissa Milkie (2005)
    Research on Aging 27: 165-196.

    Associated Search Terms: Race; Gerontology; Control, sense of; Control, divine; Self concept
  • An Investigation of Patriarchal Authority in the Mormon Family.
    Christopherson, Victor A. (1956)
    Marriage and Family Living 18:4: 328-333.

    Based on interviews with at least 2nd generation Mormon couples who parented two or more children. Patriarchal authority was still seen as a divine endowment, but family patriarchs were religious figureheads who typically shared control in most matters.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Mormon
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