Publications and Presentations

  • Crosby, R. G., & Smith, E. I. (in press). Creating a new survey for a specific population: The Kids’ Church Survey. SAGE Research Methods Cases.
  • Smith, E. I., & Crosby, R. G. (2017). Unpacking religious affiliation: Exploring associations between Christian children’s religious cultural context, God image, and self-esteem across development [Special Issue: Religion, Culture, and Development]. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 35(1), 76–90. doi: 10.1111/bjdp.12156
  • Crosby, R. G., & Smith, E. I. (2017). Measuring children’s church-based social support: Development and initial validation of the Kids’ Church Survey. Social Development, 26(2), 423–442. doi: 10.1111/sode.12198
  • Crosby, R. G., & Smith, E. I. (2015). Church support as a predictor of children’s spirituality and prosocial behavior. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 43, 243–254.
  • Crosby, R. G., Smith, E. I., & Frederick, T. (2015). The kid-friendly church: What makes children feel loved, valued, and part of a supportive community. Journal of Family and Community Ministries, 28, 87–109.
  • Smith, E. I. (2016, April). Why religious affiliation matters: The impact of supportive church relationships on development. Paper presented the School of Psychology’s Research Colloquium, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA.
  • Crosby, R. G., & Smith, E. I. (2015, July). God-image as a mediator between religious influences and children’s self-esteem. Paper presented at the meeting of the Second European Conference on Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences, Brighton, UK.
  • Smith, E. I., & Crosby, R. G. (2015, March). Church support as a predictor of children’s spirituality and prosocial behavior. Poster session presented at the biannual conference of the Society of Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.  
    • Poster also presented at the Preconference for Religious and Spiritual Development