Resilience and its relationship to religious problem solving and coping

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Mclaughlin, Donald
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BA (Hons) in Psychology
Dublin Business School
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The aim of the current study was to investigate the relationship between resilience and religious problem solving coping. To conduct the study participants were given paper base questionnaires or the option to submit an online Google forms response via e mail/social network link. The participants (N=116) consisted of 35 Males and 81 Females. This was a cross sectional quantitative correlational design. This was a sample of convenience where engagement in religious practice was compulsory. Data was into SPSS 18 and results showed that Resilience correlated significantly to Positive Religious Coping, Negative Religious Coping, Collaborative Problem Solving, Beliefs & Practices and Social Support .Also Positive Coping and Collaborative Problem Solving were found to mediate the relationship between Resilience and Religiosity. Author keywords: stress, religion, problem solving