Volume 15, Issue 2 (Vol.15-3 2009)                   Intern Med Today 2009, 15(2): 36-45 | Back to browse issues page

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Nasirzadeh R, Rassolzadeh Tabatabaie K. Religious beliefs and coping strategies in students. Intern Med Today 2009; 15 (2) :36-45
URL: http://imtj.gmu.ac.ir/article-1-596-en.html
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Background and Aim: Conceptualization of God is one way in which the multivariate domain of religious beliefs has been operationalized. This study was carried out in order to evaluate the relationship between Religious beliefs and coping strategies in students of Shiraz University. Materials and Methods: In this study, 251 college students were selected by using a stratified random sampling procedure. Carver’s coping strategies questionnaire and Gorsuch's God concept scale were used for data collection. The data was analyzed using Pearson correlation coefficient and step-by- step regression. Results: The result showed that problem-focused coping strategy was found to correlate positively with the benevolent, omni-ness, valuable God concept and negatively with the irrelevant, punishing, distinctness God concept. Benevolent god concept is capable to predict problem directed strategies nearly 12 percent itself. Conclusion: Considering the significant role of religion in heath, emphasizing on it in the field of training and treatment could be helpful in improving mental health of the society.
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Internal Medicine
Received: 2009/10/11 | Published: 2009/07/15

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