The epidemiology of religious coping: A review of recent literature
Studies of religious coping have increased dramatically over the past few years. This review summarizes recent findings concerning the prevalence, predictors, and outcomes of religious coping. In studies employing a wide variety of methods, religious coping was found to be common across samples, and was predicted by social, personal, and situational factors. Religious coping had implications for physical health, psychological well-being, health behaviors, and feelings of efficacy. Implications for future research are reviewed.
Harrison, MO; Koenig, HG; Hays, JC; Eme-Akwari, AG; Pargament, KI
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