The Influence of Religiosity and Spirituality on Psychological Well-Being Among Black Women

Tamilia D. Reed, Helen A Neville

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


The influence of religiosity and spirituality on psychological well-being was examined among a sample of 167 Black American women in this web-based study. Findings suggest direct links between both religiosity and spirituality and psychological well-being. Moreover, results from bootstrapping procedures indicated that spirituality fully mediated the relation between religiosity and global mental health and between religiosity and life satisfaction. Implications of the findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)384-401
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Black Psychology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2014



  • life satisfaction
  • mental health
  • psychological well-being
  • religiosity
  • spirituality

Cite this