Religion as a Meaning-Making Framework in Coping with Life Stress

This article explores how religion, as a meaning system, influences coping with adversity

Crystal L. Park

2005

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  • This article explores how religion, as a meaning system, influences coping with adversity
  • A model emphasizing the role of meaning making in coping is presented
  • Findings indicate that associations between religion and adjustment vary across time since loss, and that these associations are mediated by meaning-making coping
  • Implications for individual and societal well-being and suggestions for future research are discussed

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