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Started by Recusant, July 12, 2023, 03:58:12 AM
QuoteA new longitudinal study of parents and children in the United Kingdom found that children whose mothers [are religious] were more likely to have internalizing problems, like feeling anxious or withdrawn, which can lead to disorders like depression. On the other hand, children whose mothers were atheists were more likely to have externalizing problems, such as being aggressive or defiant. The study was published in Psychological Medicine.Mental health issues during childhood can be tough for both the child and the family. These issues can take two forms: internalizing and externalizing. Internalizing problems are when children struggle with their thoughts and feelings, often feeling anxious, sad, or withdrawn. Externalizing problems are when children's behavior becomes problematic, like being impulsive, aggressive, or defiant.Factors that depend on parents, such as the socioeconomic status of the family or the mental health of parents can play an important role in maintaining children's mental health. Recent studies have also pointed to the religiosity of parents as a factor that contributes to mental health of children, but results in this regard have been inconsistent.[Continues . . .]
QuoteAbstract:BackgroundPrevious research has examined the role of parental religious belief in offspring mental health, but has revealed inconsistent results, and suffered from a number of limitations. The aim of this study is to examine the prospective relationship between maternal religiosity and offspring mental health and psychosocial outcomes.MethodsWe used latent classes of religious belief (Highly religious, Moderately religious, Agnostic, Atheist) in mothers from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children from 1990, and examined their association with parent-reported mental health outcomes and self-reported psychosocial outcomes in their children at age 7–8 (n = 6079 for mental health outcomes and n = 5235 for psychosocial outcomes). We used inverse probability weighted multivariable logistic regression analysis adjusted for maternal mental health, adverse childhood experience, and socioeconomic variables.ResultsThere was evidence for a greater risk of internalising problems among the offspring of the Highly religious and Moderately religious classes [e.g. for depression; OR 1.40. 95% CI (1.07–1.85), OR 1.48, 95% CI (1.17–1.87)], and greater risk of externalising problems in the offspring of the Atheist class [e.g. for ADHD; OR 1.41, 95% CI (1.08–1.85)], compared to the offspring of the Agnostic class.ConclusionsThese novel findings provide evidence associations between maternal religiosity and offspring mental health differ when examined using a person-centred approach, compared to the previously used variable-centred approaches. Our findings also suggest that differences may exist in the relationship between religious (non)belief and mental health variables when comparing the UK and US.
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on July 23, 2023, 12:36:15 PMWhat other choice do you have besides internalizing or externalizing problems? They have to go somewhere. I guess the middle option would be to resolve the issue/solve the problem?
Quote from: Icarus on August 10, 2023, 12:50:30 AMThe Southern U.S. is overpopulated by religious folk who are annoyingly loud and aggressive. They organize rallies, carry signs with slogans, loudly insist that they are right, condemn to hell, and jail if possible, for those who do not conform to their beliefs or fail to support them in their evangelism.Those people are extroverted beyond civility.
Quote from: Prycejosh1987 on August 16, 2023, 09:14:41 PMI believe that God exists through the evidence of relationships, nature and in knowledge and personal growth. Christianity is a good faith to follow with practical examples of what is good to do and what is harmful to personal wellbeing. To love others is a Christian definition of reality. It eases the heart and focuses the mind on good impactful and sustainable relationships.
Quote from: Dark Lightning on August 16, 2023, 11:31:11 PMI'm seeing the same drivel from PryceJosh elsewhere.