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Religious Coping and Psychological and Behavioral Adjustment after Hurricane Katrina
Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied
  • Amber M. Henslee, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Scott Franklin Coffey
  • Julie A. Schumacher
  • Melissa Tracy
  • Fran H. Norris
  • Sandro Galea
Abstract
Positive and negative religious coping are related to positive and negative psychological adjustment, respectively. The current study examined the relation between religious coping and PTSD, major depression, quality of life, and substance use among residents residing in Mississippi at the time of Hurricane Katrina. Results indicated that negative religious coping was positively associated with major depression and poorer quality of life and positive religious coping was negatively associated with PTSD, depression, poorer quality of life, and increased alcohol use. These results suggest that mental health providers should be mindful of the role of religious coping after traumatic events such as natural disasters.
Department(s)
Psychological Science
Keywords and Phrases
  • Hurricane Katrina,
  • Natural Disaster,
  • Psychological Adjustment,
  • Religious Coping
Document Type
Article - Journal
Document Version
Citation
File Type
text
Language(s)
English
Rights
© 2015 Routledge, All rights reserved.
Publication Date
1-1-2015
Disciplines
Citation Information
Amber M. Henslee, Scott Franklin Coffey, Julie A. Schumacher, Melissa Tracy, et al.. "Religious Coping and Psychological and Behavioral Adjustment after Hurricane Katrina" Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied Vol. 149 Iss. 6 (2015) p. 630 - 642 ISSN: 223980
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/amber-henslee/13/