A Qualitative Study of Faith Leaders' Perceptions of Health and Wellness

Benjamin Webb, Melissa Jean Bopp, Elizabeth A. Fallon

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Abstract

The effectiveness of faith-based health and wellness interventions is moderated by the attitudes, perceptions, and participation of key leaders within faith-based organizations. This qualitative study examined perceptions about the link between health, spirituality, and religion among a volunteer sample of faith leaders (n = 413) from different denominations. The major themes included: influences on health and wellness promotion and a relationship between spirituality and health. The results indicated that perceptions about the link among health, spirituality, and religion vary among faith leaders, regardless of denomination. Future faith-based interventions should be developed with consideration for denomination as a socially and culturally relevant factor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)235-246
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Religion and Health
Volume52
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 13 2013

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Spirituality
Health
Religion
Health Promotion
Volunteers
Wellness
Faith
Qualitative Study
Denomination
Faith-based

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nursing(all)
  • Religious studies

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Webb, Benjamin ; Bopp, Melissa Jean ; Fallon, Elizabeth A. / A Qualitative Study of Faith Leaders' Perceptions of Health and Wellness. In: Journal of Religion and Health. 2013 ; Vol. 52, No. 1. pp. 235-246.
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In: Journal of Religion and Health, Vol. 52, No. 1, 13.02.2013, p. 235-246.

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