Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Development and Validation of Bahá'í Religious Coping Scale
by Monfared, Golnoush, Psy.D., Alliant International University, 2011, 196; 3490411
Abstract (Summary)

This research was a preliminary study to develop a reliable and valid measure of religious coping for Bahá'ís that takes into account the theological principals of the Bahá'í faith. Through the use of a panel of experts as well as an examination of existing religious coping measures, I developed a comprehensive religious coping scale that takes into account the theological principals of the Bahá’í faith. Using a sample of Bahá'í individuals in the United States (N=229), I then examined the reliability and validity of this Bahá'í religious coping scale. Results of the factor analyses of the Bahá'í Religious Coping Scale yielded three factors, “Seeking meaning & accepting God's plan,” “Religious struggle,” and “Social support & consultation.” Results provided support for the reliability and validity of the Bahá'í Religious Coping Scale.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Chang, Tai
Commitee: Davoudi, Marjan
School: Alliant International University
Department: San Francisco, CSPP
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-B 73/04, Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Religion, Social psychology
Keywords: Baha'i faith, Individuals, Religious coping, Validation
Publication Number: 3490411
ISBN: 9781267110978
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