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AuthorBriki, Walid
AuthorAloui, Asma
AuthorBragazzi, Nicola Luigi
AuthorChaouachi, Anis
AuthorPatrick, Thomas
AuthorChamari, Karim
Available date2016-03-31T14:00:57Z
Publication Date2015-05
Publication NamePLoS ONE
CitationBriki W, Aloui A, Bragazzi NL, Chaouachi A, Patrick T, Chamari K (2015) Trait Self-Control, Identified-Introjected Religiosity and Health-Related-Feelings in Healthy Muslims: A Structural Equation Model Analysis. PLoS ONE 10(5): e0126193.
ISSN1932-6203
URIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0126193
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10576/4296
AbstractAim: The present study attempted to test McCullough and Willoughby’s hypothesis that self-control mediates the relationships between religiosity and psychosocial outcomes. Specifically, this study examined whether trait self-control (TSC) mediates the relationship of identified-introjected religiosity with positive and negative health-related-feelings (HRF) in healthy Muslims. Methods: Two hundred eleven French-speaking participants (116 females, 95 males; Mage = 28.15, SDage = 6.90) answered questionnaires. One hundred ninety participants were retained for the analyses because they reported to be healthy (105 females, 85 males; Mage = 27.72, SDage = 6.80). To examine the relationships between religiosity, TSC and HRF, two competing mediation models were tested using structural equation model analysis: While a starting model used TSC as mediator of the religiosity-HRF relationship, an alternative model used religiosity as mediator of the TSC-HRF relationship. Results: The findings revealed that TSC mediated the relationship between identified religiosity and positive HRF, and that identified religiosity mediated the relationship between TSC and positive and negative HRF, thereby validating both models. Moreover, the comparison of both models showed that the starting model explained 13.211% of the variance (goodness of fit = 1.000), whereas the alternative model explained 6.877% of the variance (goodness of fit = 0.987). Conclusion:These results show that the starting model is the most effective model to account for the relationships between religiosity, TSC, and HRF. Therefore, this study provides initial insights into how religiosity influences psychological health through TSC. Important practical implications for the religious education are suggested.
Languageen
PublisherPublic Library of Science
Subjectcomparative study
Subjectcoping behavior
Subjectdepression
Subjectemotion
Subjectextrinsic personal motivation
Subjectextrinsic social motivation
Subjectglobal religiousness
Subjectidentified introjected religiosity
Subjectintrinsic motivation
Subjectmental health
Subjectmotivation
Subjectnegative health related feeling
Subjectnegative religious coping
Subjectpositive religious coping
Subjectpsychological well being
Subjectstructural equation modeling
TitleTrait self-control, identified-introjected religiosity and health-related-feelings in healthy Muslims: A structural equation model analysis
TypeArticle
Issue Number5
Volume Number10


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