The RCOPE is a measure of the degree to which individuals use religious coping
strategies (Pargament, Koenig, & Perez, 2000).
As a result of such findings, numerous studies have examined the role of religion and how it relates to aspects of psychological well-being, but few studies have focused specifically on negative religious coping
and in particular social support in relation to stress and emotional well-being.
and physiological, psychological, social, and spiritual outcomes in patients with HIV/AIDS: Cross-sectional and longitudinal findings.
Our study also found no association between alcohol use and Religious Coping
-- Negative, which has been found to be a significant correlate of poorer health outcomes in adult studies.
Religious codes were based on factors that emerged in a factor analysis of a 29-item instrument, the Religious Coping
Activities Scale (RCAS; Pargament et al.
The brief RCOPE is a 14-item abridgement of a comprehensive measure of religious coping
that addresses five faith functions: search for meaning, control, spiritual comfort, spiritual intimacy, and life transformation (Pargament, Koenig, & Perez, 2000).
Furthermore, in a 2-year longitudinal study of religious coping
among medically ill hospitalized elderly patients, spiritual struggles at baseline were predictive of greater risk of mortality.
However, when a disaster hits, religious coping
outcomes seem to be more dependent on a persons reappraisal of the event (e.
The present study looks at faith maturity and its association with aspects of stress including appraisal, religious coping
, affect and growth, as a framework from which to view the role of faith in the way stressful demands are managed by employees of Christian organizations.
is the most widely used spiritual resource that older people utilize to deal with illness and stressful life events.
among psychotic patients: Relevance to suicidally and treatment outcomes.
Ake and Horne (2003) found that negative religious coping
, such as attributing the violent incidences to the devil, seemed to increase psychological distress among Christian women with IPV.