Impact of Religiosity and Spirituality on Sexual Attitudes and Sexual Self-Schemas in African Americans Who Grew Up in the Black Church

2019-10-16T16:57:56Z (GMT) by Mialauni T Griggs
This study examines the impact of religiosity and spirituality on sexual self-schemas and sexual attitudes in African Americans who grew up in the Black Church. Religiosity in this study measures external and ritualistic practices as well as the importance of and salience of religious meaning in personality. Spirituality in this study measures connections with oneself, nature, others, and the transcendent. It was hypothesized that religiosity and spirituality would impact sexual self-schemas and sexual attitudes of African American men and women who grew up in the Black Church. A total of 131 participants contributed to this study. Religiosity nor spirituality were significant predictors of sexual attitudes or sexual self-schemas for men or women.