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The impact of religious forms of coping for low -income African American middle school children


2008 2008

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Abstract (summary)

This study attempted to add important information to the study of the relationship between stress and outcomes in low-income African American youth by investigating the effect of religious coping on that relationship. There were two main goals to this project. The first was to assess the psychometric properties of a newly developed religious coping scale, Children's Religious Coping scale (CRC), for use with a community sample of African American youth. More specifically, the internal consistency and factor structure of this instrument was examined. The second goal was to use this newly developed measure to examine the impact of religious forms of coping on self-reported depression, anxiety, and quality of life for youth exposed to stressors. The sample consisted of 147 male and female adolescents in 6th through 8th grade (ages 11-15). Exploratory factor analysis results suggested that the 2-factor structure of the CRC was maintained when utilized with this community sample. In addition, greater use of Negative Religious Coping (NRC) was associated with increased anxiety and depressive symptomatology as well as decreased social health and self-esteem. Results partially support prior research examining the impact of religious forms of coping on psychosocial outcomes in youth.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Religion;
Black studies;
Clinical psychology;
Low income groups;
African American studies;
Middle school students;
Children & youth
Classification
0318: Religion
0325: Black studies
0622: Clinical psychology
Identifier / keyword
Philosophy, religion and theology; Social sciences; Psychology; Adolescents; African-American; Coping; Low-income; Religious coping; Stress
Title
The impact of religious forms of coping for low -income African American middle school children
Author
Dupre, Emily Preheim
Number of pages
123
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
0112
Source
DAI-B 69/10, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549840183
Advisor
Durlak, Joseph A.
University/institution
Loyola University Chicago
University location
United States -- Illinois
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3332365
ProQuest document ID
304556573
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304556573
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