Master of Social Work (MSW)
First Committee Member
Number of Pages
This study investigates the prevalence and level of depression among Mormon women compared to non-Mormon women. The hypothesis states that the incidence of depression will be higher among LDS women than non-LDS women. A significant negative relationship is predicted to exist between religious practice and depression where the less they practice, the more depressed they would tend to be; A random sample of 45 LDS and 49 non-LDS women were given a survey instrument to measure their level and rate of depression and their degree of religious belief and practice. LDS women appear to be more depressed than the rest of the Christian women in the sample. The results indicated, that LDS women who do not practice their religion, report higher rates of depression than other women. Also, those who practiced their religion appeared to be less depressed than those who did not. (Abstract shortened with permission of author.).
Depression; Mormon; Women
Social service; Psychology; Women's studies; Religion
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Maxwell, Jeanmarie, "Mormon women and depression" (1991). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 175.