ERIC Number: EJ892758
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
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Spirituality and Religiosity: Factors Affecting Wellness among Low-Income, Rural Women
Gill, Carman S.; Barrio Minton, Casey A.; Myers, Jane E.
Journal of Counseling & Development, v88 n3 p293-302 Sum 2010
A study including measures of spirituality, religiosity, and wellness was conducted to identify coping strategies for the multiple challenges to wellness faced by low-income, rural women. Total spirituality and religiosity accounted for 39% of the variance in wellness, with purpose and meaning in life, unifying interconnectedness, and private religious practices composing the main contributions. Implications for counselors working with these women are discussed, as is the need for further research.
Descriptors: Females, Religion, Wellness, Coping, Religious Factors, Spiritual Development, Low Income Groups, Rural Areas, Counseling Techniques
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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