Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
J Nerv Ment Dis. 2010 Oct;198(10):755-61. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0b013e3181f4a07c.

Genetic and environmental influences on multiple dimensions of religiosity: a twin study.

Author information

  • 1Department of Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA.

Abstract

In recent years there has been a renewed scientific interest in the study of religiosity, including research on genetic and environmental contributions to religiosity. In this article, we investigate genetic and environmental effects on 7 religiosity factors and explore how genetic and environmental effects covary across these factors. Seven religiosity factors estimated from 78 items were examined in a sample of adult male and female twins. The 7 religiosity factors were largely influenced by additive genetic and unique environmental effects, with relatively little influence from common environmental effects. Multivariate genetic analyses found the 7 religiosity factors were influenced by 1 common additive genetic factor, 3 common unique environmental factors, and unique environmental effects specific to each religiosity factor. The results suggest that for the population studied, additive genetic and unique environmental effects largely account for the variance across the religiosity construct.

PMID:
20921867
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Icon for Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk