Attachment to God, God Representations, and Mental Health

In Attachment to God as Mediator of the Relationship Between God Representations and Mental Health, a study published in the Journal of Spirituality and Mental Health, Esther Tung, MA, et al., examined how representations of God as either benevolent or authoritarian influenced the mental health of graduate students in helping professions, based on the attachment to God. They found that individuals who had a benevolent representation of God had a better attachment to God, and in turn had more positive mental health outcomes.

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