Principal Investigator: Dr. Jeff Bjorck
Student Investigators: Carolyn Foley, Chris Engleman
The goal of this research is to systematically assess religious support among adolescents. Two studies have been completed thus far using a new measure created by Dr. Bjorck and his team, the Multi-Faith Religious Support Scale – Adolescent (MFRSS-A), which has shown excellent psychometric properties. The second wave is focusing on analysis of longitudinal data to assess actual received versus perceived adolescent religious support, and preliminary findings suggest that received religious support can impact emotional functioning and is a psychological resource for adolescents.