Role of Religiosity in the Lives of the Low-Income Population: A Comprehensive Review of the Evidence. Exploring Direct and Moderating Effects


The identified studies explore a mix of the direct effects of religion on outcomes and the moderating effects of religion on risk factors that predict negative outcomes (particularly for the studies that focus on psychological outcomes). In almost all the studies, mediating pathways between religiosity and youth outcomes are not formally tested. More recent work (e.g., Lillard & Price, 2007; Dehejia, DeLeire, Luttmer, & Mitchell, 2007) has started to move from correlational to causal research designs. However, to date, the studies that draw on methodologically rigorous designs are limited to single-item measures of religious attendance.

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