Journal of Health and Medical Research

Religion And Spirituality In Children And Adolescents

Religious faith, credences, and activities are paramount aspects of the lives of American adolescents. Albeit researchers have found a general age trend for religiousness to decline from childhood through adolescence (Benson, Donahue, & Erickson, 1989 ; King, Elder, & Whitbeck, 1997), the percentage of American high school seniors who self-reported church attendance at least monthly was highly stable from 1987 through 1994, ranging from a low of 46% in 1990 to a high of 50% in 1992 (Donahue & Benson, 1995). These percentages werederived from Monitoring the Future reports published by the Institute for Gregarious Research at the University of Michigan, predicated on annual nationwide surveys of a nationally representative sample. Utilizing the same annual survey, Youniss, McLellan, and Yates (1999) reported that over 60% of high school seniors reported that religion was or paramount to them. This percentage was highly consistent across the decenniums of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Developmental psychopathology has become increasingly diverse in its study of peril and protective factors for child and adolescent psychopathology. The effect of religion and spirituality on clinical conditions is among those factors. This review addresses historical aspects of the relationship between psychiatry and religion/spirituality, definitional issues, and unique factors in child and adolescent work. Considering these factors and some general principles of intervention, it prepares the reader for other articles in this issue. The article concludes with some optical discernments on the secular family. To increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals top online publishing journals are indexed in different indexing and archiving services. Indexing provides easy access of the article online. The top online publishing journals publish articles which are cited as references by many authors in their work. Citations are important for a journal to get impact factor. Impact factor is a measure reflecting the average number of citations to recent articles published in the journal. The impact of the journal is influenced by impact factor, the journals with high impact factor are considered more important than those with lower ones. Indexing provides easy access of the article online. The international journals are among the best open access journals in the world, set out to publish the most comprehensive, relevant and reliable information based on the current research and development on a variety of subjects. This information can be published in our peer reviewed journal with impact factors and are calculated using citations not only from research articles but also review articles (which tend to receive more citations), editorials, letters, meeting abstracts, short communications, and case reports. The inclusion of these publications provides the opportunity for editors and publishers to manipulate the ratio used to calculate the impact factor and try to increase their number rapidly. Impact factor plays a major role for the particular journal.

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