Journal Article

Exploring Race Differences in a Multidimensional Battery of Prayer Measures among Older Adults

Neal Krause and Linda M. Chatters

in Sociology of Religion

Published on behalf of Association for the Sociology of Religion

Volume 66, issue 1, pages 23-43
Published in print January 2005 | ISSN: 1069-4404
Published online January 2005 | e-ISSN: 1759-8818 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/4153114
Exploring Race Differences in a Multidimensional Battery of Prayer Measures among Older Adults

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The purpose of this study was to test for race differences in 17 different measures of prayer. These indicators assess five dimensions of prayer: The social context of prayer, the substantive content of prayer, the length of prayer, interpersonal aspects of prayer, and beliefs about how prayer operates. Pervasive race differences emerged in the data. More specifically, data provided by a nationwide sample of older whites and older African Americans suggest that older blacks are more deeply involved than older whites in 16 of the 17 prayer measures. The length of prayer was the only measure where significant race differences failed to emerge.

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Subjects: Religion ; Sociology of Religion

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