Religious Support among Adults

Principal Investigator: Dr. Jeff Bjorck
Student Investigator:
Jessica Torrecillas

Project Description

This research involves the study of religious support among various ethnocultural groups and faiths. The current studies involve an ongoing assessment of the recently published Multi-Faith Religious Support Scale (MFRSS). This measure more readily enables comparisons across different faith groups. Religious support is consistently shown to be linked with better psychological functioning.


Lazar, A., & Bjorck, J.P. (in press). Gender Differences in the Structure and Perception of Religious Support. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality.

Yi, G. H., & Bjorck, J. P. (2014). Religious Support and Psychological Functioning in Korean American Protestant Christians. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 6, 44-52. doi:10.1037/a0034417

Bjorck, J. P., & Maslim, A. A. (2011). The Multi-faith Religious Support Scale: Validation with a Sample of Muslim Women. Journal of Muslim Mental Health, 6(1), 62-80.

Bjorck, J.P., & Lazar, A. (2011). Religious support, motives for having large families, and psychological functioning among religious Jewish mothers. Journal of Religion and Health, 50 (1), 177-194.


Lazar, A., & Bjorck, J. P. (2014). Gender differences in the perception of religious support among religious Jewish Israelis. Paper presented at the 122th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Bjorck, J. P., Richardson, L. M. B., & VanScoy, B. K. (2014). Religious support, marital satisfaction, and emotional functioning. Poster presented at the 12 Annual Mid-Year Conference on Religion and Spirituality of the Society for Psychology of Religion and Spirituality (A.P.A. Division 36), La Mirada, CA.

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