The present study examines religious belief, coping style, and social support influences on psychological adjustment in 401 Seventh-day Adventists. Based on cross cultural psychology guidelines, Adventist Sabbath and eschatology belief measures were created and integrated into a religious coping framework. Sabbath and eschatology belief measures, the brief RCOPE, two social support scales, and the Medical Outcomes Study Mental Health Index II were administered. After controlling for demographics, religious coping, social support, and Adventist beliefs were significantly associated with psychological adjustment. Negative religious coping was the most powerful predictor of adjustment. Eschatology beliefs predicted adjustment after accounting for religious coping and social support effects. The findings highlight the importance of Adventist belief and religious coping in facilitating psychological adjustment among Seventh-day Adventists. viii
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Religion -- Psychological aspects; Adjustment (Psychology) -- Religious aspects; Stress (Psychology); Quality of Life -- Seventh-day Adventists
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Davis, Luther E., "Religious Belief, Coping, and Mental Health in Seventh-day Adventists" (2006). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. 605.
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