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The relationship among prayer, health behaviors, and protective resources in school-age children
Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing
  • L. Rew
  • Y.J. Wong
  • Weylin R. Sternglanz, Nova Southeastern University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2004
Disciplines
Peer Reviewed
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Abstract
The purpose of this study was to examine (1) the relationship between children's use of prayer as a coping strategy and other protective resources, and (2) whether children who prayed frequently and those who never prayed exhibited different levels of perceived stress and health behaviors. Prayer was found to be positively related to the protective resources of social connectedness and sense of humor. In addition, children who prayed frequently reported significantly higher levels of positive health behaviors than children who never prayed. These two groups of children did not significantly differ in their levels of perceived stress.
DOI
10.1080/01460860490884156
Citation Information
L. Rew, Y.J. Wong and Weylin R. Sternglanz. "The relationship among prayer, health behaviors, and protective resources in school-age children" Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing Vol. 27 (2004) p. 245 - 255 ISSN: 0146-0862
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/weylin-sternglanz/32/