University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Social isolation has become a public policy under the current circumstances. This isolation can lead to a life imbalance that is believed to affect physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being. Previous research shows that both, a defined sense of religiosity or affirmative secularity, can yield progressive emotional outcomes due to multiple factors such as community support, sense of structure, life guidance, mindfulness and a sense of unity with the world. However, a gap exists in the extant literature regarding the relationship between mental health and religiosity during global pandemics. To address this gap, this study sought to answer the following question: Does religiosity significantly affect mental health in those that have reported being impacted by COVID-19? The present study found no statistically significant differences in the levels of anxiety or depression as a function of religiosity. There also was no significant correlation between anxiety and the different dimensions of religiosity or depression and religiosity.
Gomez, Luisauny and Sullins, Jeremiah
"The Relationship Between Religiosity and Mental Health During the COVID-19 Quarantine,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 28:
2, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol28/iss2/6