Date of Award
College of Liberal Arts
Type of Degree
Pamela L. Mulder
Leonard J. Deutsch
This study compared 45 rural and urban families in their use of religion as a means of coping with the stress of a chronically ill child. Parents reported no differences between their actual use of religion as a means of coping. However, urban families were more likely to believe they should turn to their clergy for emotional support.
Chronic diseases – Psychological aspects.
Adjustment (Psychology) – Religious aspects.
Mullins, Christina, "Religion and coping with chronic illness: a comparison of rural and urban communities" (1997). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 1742.