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Patterns of positive and negative religious coping with major life stressors.
This study attempted to identify positive and negative patterns of religious coping methods, develop a brief measure of these religious coping patterns, and examine their implications for health and
The many methods of religious coping: development and initial validation of the RCOPE.
The results suggest that the RCOPE may be useful to researchers and practitioners interested in a comprehensive assessment of religious coping and in a more complete integration of religious and spiritual dimensions in the process of counseling.
Conceptualizing Religion and Spirituality: Points of Commonality, Points of Departure
Psychologists' emerging interest in spirituality and religion as well as the relevance of each phenomenon to issues of psychological importance requires an understanding of the fundamental
Advances in the conceptualization and measurement of religion and spirituality. Implications for physical and mental health research.
The authors highlight recent advances in the delineation of religion and spirituality concepts and measures theoretically and functionally connected to health and point to areas for areas for growth in Religion and spirituality conceptualization and measurement.
The psychology of religion and coping : theory, research, practice
An Introduction to the Psychology of Religion and Coping. Part I: A Perspective on Religion. The Sacred and the Search for Significance. Religious Pathways and Religious Destinations. Part II: A
Religion and spirituality: Unfuzzying the fuzzy.
The present study attempts to measure how individuals define the terms religiousness and spirituality, to measure how individuals define their own religiousness and spirituality, and to examine
The Brief RCOPE: Current psychometric status of a short measure of religious coping.
The Brief RCOPE is a 14-item measure of religious coping with major life stressors. As the most commonly used measure of religious coping in the literature, it has helped contribute to the growth of
Religion and the problem-solving process: Three styles of coping.
Three styles of problem-solving were proposed, each involving a different reported relationship between the individual and God. Scales were developed to measure these problem-solving styles and were
TARGET ARTICLE: The Bitter and the Sweet: An Evaluation of the Costs and Benefits of Religiousness
Psychologists have tended to view religion from a distance as a global, undifferentiated, stable process that is largely good or largely bad. This article presents a more fine-grained analysis of