Date of Award

1997

Degree Name

Psychology

College

College of Liberal Arts

Type of Degree

M.A.

Document Type

Thesis

First Advisor

Marianna Footo-Linz

Second Advisor

Pamela L. Mulder

Third Advisor

Stuart Thomas

Fourth Advisor

Leonard J. Deutsch

Abstract

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.

Subject(s)

Chronic diseases – Psychological aspects.

Adjustment (Psychology) – Religious aspects.

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