ERIC Number: ED383432
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Children's Coping with Everyday Stressful Situations: The Role Played by Religion.
Britt, Gena Covell
A study investigated children's use of religion in coping with everyday stressful situations, and the role played by religious involvement. A parent-report questionnaire assessed children's religious involvement. Interviews with 76 fourth- and fifth-graders first identified a recently-experienced daily hassle, and then assessed the child's appraisal of the stressor, and the coping strategies each child used. Coping through mechanisms of religion was correlated with religious involvement, threat appraisals, and the coping strategies of social support and positive reappraisal. In addition, multiple regression revealed a predictive relationship between religious involvement and coping through religious faith. Contains 14 references. (WP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond. Dept. of Psychology.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper is based on a dissertation submitted to Virginia Commonwealth University. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (61st, Indianapolis, IN, March 30-April 2, 1995).