Religiousness and Infidelity: Attendance, but not Faith and Prayer, Predict Marital Fidelity

Religiousness and Infidelity: Attendance, but not Faith and Prayer, Predict Marital Fidelity High religiousness has been consistently linked with a decreased likelihood of past infidelity but has been solely defined by religious service attendance, a limited assessment of a complex facet of life. The current study developed nine religiousness subscales using items from the 1998 General Social Survey to more fully explore the association between religiousness and infidelity. Interestingly, logistic regressions using currently married participants (N= 1,439) demonstrated that attendance, but not faith, nearness to God, prayer, and other religious attributes, was related to infidelity. Exploratory analyses also found that individuals with high religious importance but low attendance were more likely to have had an affair and weak evidence that marital happiness moderated the association between religiousness and infidelity. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Marriage and Family Wiley

Religiousness and Infidelity: Attendance, but not Faith and Prayer, Predict Marital Fidelity

Loading next page...
 
/lp/wiley/religiousness-and-infidelity-attendance-but-not-faith-and-prayer-VoXV5pDuft
Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
© National Council on Family Relations, 2008
ISSN
0022-2445
eISSN
1741-3737
DOI
10.1111/j.1741-3737.2008.00490.x
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

High religiousness has been consistently linked with a decreased likelihood of past infidelity but has been solely defined by religious service attendance, a limited assessment of a complex facet of life. The current study developed nine religiousness subscales using items from the 1998 General Social Survey to more fully explore the association between religiousness and infidelity. Interestingly, logistic regressions using currently married participants (N= 1,439) demonstrated that attendance, but not faith, nearness to God, prayer, and other religious attributes, was related to infidelity. Exploratory analyses also found that individuals with high religious importance but low attendance were more likely to have had an affair and weak evidence that marital happiness moderated the association between religiousness and infidelity.

Journal

Journal of Marriage and FamilyWiley

Published: May 1, 2008

References

  • Working with missing values
    Acock, Acock
  • Extramarital sex and HIV risk behavior among US adults: Results from the National AIDS Behavioral Survey
    Choi, Choi; Catania, Catania; Dolcini, Dolcini
  • An integrative intervention for promoting recovery from extramarital affairs
    Gordon, Gordon; Baucom, Baucom; Snyder, Snyder
  • A theory of marital sexual life
    Liu, Liu
  • Sexual infidelity among married and cohabitating Americans
    Treas, Treas; Giesen, Giesen

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create folders to
organize your research

Export folders, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off