Ali, H. K., & Naidoo, A. (1999). Sex education sources and attitudes about premarital sex of Seventh Day Adventist youth. Psychological Reports, 84(1). doi: 10.2466/pr0.84.1.312-312
(Abstract: 37 Seventh Day Adventist youth were surveyed about their sex education and attitudes towards premarital sex. Analysis indicated differences between their attitudes and actual sexual behaviour. While 70% endorsed the church's prohibition on premarital sex, 54% had engaged in premarital sex)
Cort, M., & Cort, D. (2008). Willingness to participate in organ donation among Black Seventh-Day Adventist college students. Journal of American College Health, 56(6), 691-697. doi: 10.3200/jach.56.6.691-697
(Abstract: The authors studied a group of black and white Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) college students (N = 334) to compare the power of religious socialization with racial socialization)
Dudley, R. L. (1995). Grace, relevancy, and confidence in the future: Why Adventist young adults commit to the church. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 14(3), 215-227.
Fayard, C., Harding, G. I. V., Murdoch, W., & Brunt, J. (2007). Clinical implications for psychotherapy from the Seventh-Day Adventist tradition. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 26(3), 207-217.
Fraser, G. E. (1999). Diet as primordial prevention in seventh-day Adventists. Preventive Medicine: An International Journal Devoted to Practice and Theory, 29(6, Part 2 of 2), S18-S23. doi: 10.1006/pmed.1998.0415
(Abstract: Epidemiologic studies of Seventh-Day Adventists have clearly shown that dietary habits are associated with risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) and other chronic diseases. However, a few surprising results emerge. Meat consumption is clearly hazardous for Adventist men by raising CHD mortality. However, no such effect was seen in women. Possible reasons are discussed. Our data, and that of others, strongly support the role of a fatty food, specifically nuts, as protective for CHD. The possible implications of this result for fat intake as a risk factor for CHD are discussed. In particular, it may be that consumption of modest quantities of certain fats is beneficial, rather than hazardous. The lower risk of CHD in Adventists probably has a complicated explanation and certainly cannot be entirely explained by their nonsmoking status or a superior serum lipid profile. Adventists are unique in that the majority of this group have adopted a dietary habit that is either vegetarian or tending in this direction. The power of incorporating health into a system of religious belief is discussed. Possibly others can also implement such a model to their advantage)
(Abstract: Narratives of five Seventh-day Adventist heterosexual women whose mixed-orientation marriages ended were analyzed through the lens of ambiguous loss. Thematic coding identified a wave-like process of changing emotional foci that emerged from their experience during marital dissolution. Elements of ambiguous loss included boundary ambiguity, retrospective interpretation and grieving, secrecy, and renegotiation of spiritual beliefs. A process model is introduced and elucidated through participant narratives. Treatment suggestions and implications for further study are provided)
Hernandez, E. I., & Dudley, R. L. (1990). Persistence of Religion through Primary Group Ties among Hispanic Seventh-Day Adventist Young People. 32(2), 157-172.
(Abstract: In a search for factors related to religious commitment, 443 Hispanic youth from twenty-two Seventh-day Adventist churches distributed throughout the United States were surveyed. It was hypothesized that the strength of primary group ties are related to religious commitment, providing evidence for a collective-expressive view of the church, and that the process of acculturation weakens these ties leading to a lessening of religious commitment. Three components of commitment were defined, and four blocks of predictor variables were introduced. Multiple regression was employed to discover net relationships. The acculturation variables predicted saliency of religion, ritual commitment, and devotional commitment; the family dynamics block predicted saliency and ritual commitment; and pastoral relations predicted only saliency. Demographic variables did not significantly predict, except for family income which was negatively related to saliency. )
Lawson, R. (1999). When immigrants take over: The impact of immigrant growth on American Seventh-day Adventism's trajectory from sect to denomination. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 38(1), 83-102. doi: 10.2307/1387586
(Abstract: The Seventh-day Adventist Church in the United States has been following a well-defined trajectory from sect toward denomination for the past century: it has reduced tensions with its surrounding environment by removing antagonisms between itself and the state and other religious organizations and as its members have become less peculiar in their lifestyles and beliefs and more integrated into society. However, over the past 30 years it has received an influx of immigrants from countries of the developing world who, generally, are more sectarian in their beliefs and behavior and more confrontative of other religious groups than is the typical American Adventist today. This process is especially advanced in some metropolitan areas such as New York, where Adventism has been transformed from a church of Caucasians and African Americans to a body where nine out of 10 members are now "new immigrants." This paper poses the question of whether the influx of immigrants will reverse the trajectory of Adventism in North America, making it generally more sectarian. After considering data gathered primarily in metropolitan New York, it concludes that the flow of immigrants has resulted in a temporary slowing of the movement from sect toward denomination at the local level where the immigrants are concentrated, but that the process of immigrant assimilation ensures that the dominant trajectory will continue)
Lee, C. (2007). Patterns of stress and support among Adventist clergy: Do pastors and their spouses differ? Pastoral Psychology, 55(6), 761-771. doi: 10.1007/s11089-007-0086-x
(Abstract: Studies of clergy stress have addressed the demands made by the ministry environment on the minister’s personal and family life. Most of the research has been conducted using the individual responses of male pastors. Comparatively little empirical research has been done with pastors’ wives, and still less where both the husbands’ and the wives’ responses are matched and compared. The present study utilizes Hill’s (Families under stress, Harper, New York, 1949) ABC-X model of family stress to examine differences between spouses in how demand, support, and perception relate to personal and ministry outcomes. Survey results from a sample of 147 male Seventh-Day Adventist clergy and their wives indicated that while there were some consistent differences in levels of demand and support, the most salient variable was their satisfaction with available social support, and this was true of both pastors and wives)
Lee, J. W., Rice, G. T., & Gillespie, V. B. (1997). Family worship patterns and their correlation with adolescent behavior and beliefs. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 36(3), 372-381. doi: 10.2307/1387855
(Abstract: We examine behaviors involved in family worship, how these behaviors cluster together into specific patterns of family worship, and how these patterns of family worship relate to the behaviors and beliefs of adolescents attending Seventh-day Adventist schools. Seven patterns of family worship were detected by cluster analysis of questionnaires completed by 7,658 Seventh-day Adventist youth, grades 6 through 12. Worship patterns that actively involved youth in reading, praying, and sharing their religious experience were rated as more meaningful and interesting and were associated with higher levels of Active Faith (a factor score). Youth in families with worship patterns that did not actively involve the youth were even lower on Active Faith than youth whose families had no worship. However, No Worship youth were highest on Materialism/Legalism and Alcohol/Drug Use. With one exception, worship patterns with high youth involvement were associated with lower Alcohol/Drug Use and lower Materialism/Legalism. Youth in the Shared Worship group, in which every family member participated in every phase of worship every day, were high on Active Faith but also relatively high on Materialism/Legalism, and Alcohol/Drug use suggesting a pattern of compulsive behavior)
Modeste, N. N., Hopp Marshak, H. P., & Green, I. (1997). AIDS concerns among adolescents attending Seventh-Day Adventist high school students in Trinidad and Tobago. International Quarterly of Community Health Education, 17(4), 375-387.
(Abstract: The purpose of this study was to identify AIDS-related knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and short-term behavioral intentions of adolescents attending five Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) parochial high schools in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. This is the first known research on AIDS to be conducted in parochial and specifically, SDA schools in the Caribbean and particularly, Trinidad and Tobago. Information gathered from this research will be useful in planning appropriate AIDS education and prevention programs for the schools represented in this survey)
Murphy, F. G., Gwebu, E., Braithwaite, R. L., & Green-Goodman, D. (1997). Health values and practices among Seventh-Day Adventist. American Journal of Health Behavior, 21(1), 43-50.
(Abstract: Differences in morbidity, mortality, and life expectancy between African-Americans and white Americans are well known, as are reduced disease-specific mortality rates among certain religious groups whose lifestyle practices protect them from various risk factors. This manuscript specifically, looks at the health values and practices among African-Americans Seventh-Day Adventist)
Parmer, T., & Rogers, T. (1997). Religion and health: Holistic wellness from the perspective of two African American church denominations. Counseling and Values, 42(1), 55-67.
(Abstract: Examines differences in beliefs, concerns, practices, and perceptions of susceptibility to illness by gender and religion in two Baptist and three Seventh Day Adventist African American churches. Data based on 363 individuals indicate that health beliefs were more related to gender than to religion. Women felt more susceptible to illness)
Patzer, N. L., & Helm, H. W., Jr. (2001). Categories of success endorsed among religiously identified Seventh-Day Adventist students. Psychological Reports, 88(3,Pt2), 1121-1128.
(Abstract: The focus of this study was to explore students' perceptions of success and how those perceptions may differ by sex, age, and education. Using Jensen and Towle's criteria (1991), 165 subjects qualified as "religious" out of the 247 respondents assessed. Given different theological emphases, it was hypothesized that this predominantly Seventh-day Adventist sample would perceive success differently than Jensen and Towle's sample and that there would be sex differences in religiosity which may interact with age, education, and self-reported grades. There were some sex differences in endorsement of success categories, which decreased as amount of education increased. A comparison between this predominantly Seventh-day Adventist group and Jensen and Towle's predominantly Latter-day Saint group indicates that there may be various value systems regarding success among religious denominations)
Singh, P. N., Fraser, G. E., Knutsen, S. F., Lindsted, K. D., & Bennett, H. W. (2001a). Validity of a physical activity questionnaire among African-American Seventh-day Adventists. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 33(3), 468-475.
(Abstract: Physical activity has been identified as an important predictor of chronic disease risk in numerous studies in which activity levels were measured by questionnaire. Although the validity of physical activity questionnaires has been documented in a number of studies of U.S. adults, few have included a validation analysis among blacks. We have examined the validity and reliability of a physical activity questionnaire that was administered to 165 black Seventh-day Adventists from Southern California)
Taylor, E. J., & Carr, M. F. (2009). Nursing ethics in the Seventh-Day Adventist religious tradition. Nursing Ethics, 16(6), 707-718
(Abstract: Nurses’ religious beliefs influence their motivations and perspectives, including their practice of ethics in nursing care. When the impact of these beliefs is not recognized, great potential for unethical nursing care exists. Thus, this article examines how the theology of one religious tradition, Seventh-day Adventism (SDA), could affect nurses. An overview of SDA history and beliefs is presented, which explains why ‘medical missionary’ work is central to SDAs. Theological foundations that would permeate an SDA nurse’s view of the nursing metaparadigm concepts of person, health, environment (i.e. community), and nursing (i.e. service) are presented. The ethical principles guiding SDA nurses (i.e. principled, case-based, and care ethics) and the implications of these theological foundations for nurses are noted in a case study)
Weinbender, M. L. M., & Rossignol, A. M. (1996). Lifestyle and risk of premature sexual activity in a high school population of Seventh-Day Adventists: Valuegenesis 1989. Adolescence, 31(122), 265-281.
(Abstract: In the past 20 years, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including AIDS, and the physical, psychological, and economic difficulties associated with unwanted pregnancy have increased steadily among American adolescents. The objective of this study was to evaluate Adventist lifestyle as a modification of popular American culture which reduces the risk of early sexual activity in adolescents and thus also reduces the risk for both STDs and teen pregnancy. The study was based on 8,321 respondents to a questionnaire concerning specific behaviors, beliefs, and attitudes among Seventh-Day Adventist youth attending 58 high schools in North American. Analysis of the data demonstrated that a wide variety of behaviors were associated with premature sexual activity, including previously reported high-risk behaviors such as drug or alcohol use. In addition, several behaviors that are discouraged within Adventist culture, such as going to a movie theater or participating in competitive sports, also were associated with early sexual activity. It is hypothesized that these latter behaviors may predict the emergence of other high-risk behaviors, such as early sexual activity, in both Adventist and popular cultures, and thus may be "transition-marking behaviors" as described by Jessor and Jessor (1975).
Yarnell, H. (1957). An example of the psychopathology of religion: The Seventh-day Adventist denomination. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 125, 202-212.