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.
|School:||Alliant International University|
|Department:||San Francisco, CSPP|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||DAI-B 73/04, Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Religion, Social psychology|
|Keywords:||Baha'i faith, Individuals, Religious coping, Validation|
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