The protective role of religious coping in adolescents' responses to poverty and sexual decision-making in rural Kenya.

@article{Puffer2012ThePR,
  title={The protective role of religious coping in adolescents' responses to poverty and sexual decision-making in rural Kenya.},
  author={Eve S. Puffer and Melissa H. Watt and Kathleen J Sikkema and Rose A. Ogwang-Odhiambo and Sherryl A. Broverman},
  journal={Journal of research on adolescence : the official journal of the Society for Research on Adolescence},
  year={2012},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={1-7}
}
In this study, we explored how adolescents in rural Kenya apply religious coping in sexual decision-making in the context of high rates of poverty and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 34 adolescents. One-third (13) reported religious coping related to economic stress, HIV, or sexual decision-making; the majority (29) reported religious coping with these or other stressors. Adolescents reported praying for God to partner with them to engage in… CONTINUE READING
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