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The influence of religious coping on the mental health of disabled Iranian war veterans

The influence of religious coping on the mental health of disabled Iranian war veterans
The influence of religious coping on the mental health of disabled Iranian war veterans
This study examined the contribution of religious coping alongside physical function, personal meaning, and social support on the mental health of Iranian veterans. In particular, it was hypothesized that religiosity in a Muslim sample would show associations with well-being independently of other psychological and social variables.

A sample of disabled war veterans of the Iran-Iraq was studied (N = 78). Results showed that when physical function, social support, and personal meaning were controlled, religious coping had a significant contribution on mental health indicators including general mental health and PTSD above and beyond other predictors. Of the other predictors investigated only social support make an independent significant contribution to the mental health of veterans.

Furthermore, the results demonstrated that participants used positive religious coping strategies more frequently than negative religious coping strategies in coping with their physical disability problems and traumatic experiences
religious coping, mental health, disabled, Iranian, war veterans
1367-4676
175-190
Aflakseir, Abdulaziz
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Coleman, Peter
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Aflakseir, Abdulaziz
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Coleman, Peter
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Aflakseir, Abdulaziz and Coleman, Peter (2009) The influence of religious coping on the mental health of disabled Iranian war veterans. Mental Health, Culture and Religion, 12 (2), 175-190. (doi:10.1080/13674670802428563).

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Abstract

This study examined the contribution of religious coping alongside physical function, personal meaning, and social support on the mental health of Iranian veterans. In particular, it was hypothesized that religiosity in a Muslim sample would show associations with well-being independently of other psychological and social variables.

A sample of disabled war veterans of the Iran-Iraq was studied (N = 78). Results showed that when physical function, social support, and personal meaning were controlled, religious coping had a significant contribution on mental health indicators including general mental health and PTSD above and beyond other predictors. Of the other predictors investigated only social support make an independent significant contribution to the mental health of veterans.

Furthermore, the results demonstrated that participants used positive religious coping strategies more frequently than negative religious coping strategies in coping with their physical disability problems and traumatic experiences

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Published date: March 2009
Keywords: religious coping, mental health, disabled, Iranian, war veterans

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Local EPrints ID: 143863
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/143863
ISSN: 1367-4676
PURE UUID: 64f4139d-cb83-4841-b84c-98fa2b893255

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Date deposited: 13 Apr 2010 13:07
Last modified: 17 Jul 2019 00:07

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