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Psychometric Properties of the Persian Version of the Personal Meaning Profile in Iran.

Zohreh Shahhosseini, Marzieh Azizi, Rahmatollah Marzband, Seyedeh-Fatemeh Ghaffari, Zeinab Hamzehgardeshi,

The Personal Meaning Profile (PMP) is a widely used instrument to measure people's perceptions of personal meaning in their lives. This study aimed to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Persian version of the PMP. First, the researchers developed the Persian version of this scale using the forward-backward procedure. Then, they ... Read more >>

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Playing God? Religious Perspectives on Manipulating the Genome.

V Kalidasan, Kumitaa Theva Das,

The Human Genome Project (HGP) is a remarkable medical science breakthrough that enables the understanding of genetics and the intervention of human health. An individual's health is influenced by physical, emotional, social, intellectual, and religious factors. Among these, religious beliefs shape our thinking on cloning, stem cells, and gene editing, ... Read more >>

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Take Me to (the Empty) Church? Social Networks, Loneliness and Religious Attendance in Young Polish Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Ł Okruszek, A Piejka, K Żurek,

A significant body of research supports the relationship between religious attendance, objective and subjective social networks characteristics, and mental well-being. This trajectory may be particularly important in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. Thus, the current study examined the relationship between religious attendance, social network characteristics, loneliness, and mental well-being ... Read more >>

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Perceptions of Accountability to God and Psychological Well-Being Among US Adults.

Matt Bradshaw, Blake Victor Kent, Charlotte vanOyen Witvliet, Byron Johnson, Sung Joon Jang, Joseph Leman,

This study examines whether accountability to God is positively associated with four measures of psychological well-being-happiness, mattering to others, dignity, and meaning-among US adults. It also tests the possibility that prayer moderates these associations. Data from the 2017 Values and Beliefs of the American Public Survey (n = 1251) were analyzed using ... Read more >>

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Being a Nurse at the Ground Zero of Care in Turkey During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Qualitative Study.

Birgül Cerit, Lütfiye Nur Uzun,

This study was conducted to examine the experiences of nurses working during the COVID-19 pandemic using a qualitative descriptive research design. The study sample, determined using the criterion sampling method, consisted of nine nurses who work in a COVID-19 clinic of a pandemic hospital. The data were collected through interviews. ... Read more >>

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Seon Master Daehaeng and William James on Religious Faith.

Chae Young Kim,

In this essay, I attempt to critically visit the psychology of religion movement along with hanmaum studies, focusing on their respective founders, William James (1842-1910) and Seon Master Daehaeng (1927-2012). Both founders emphasized the importance of having a religious faith dimension in our human lives. I focus on describing how ... Read more >>

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Seminary Students and Physical Health: Beliefs, Behaviors, and Barriers.

Erin F Johnston, David E Eagle, Amy Corneli, Brian Perry, Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell,

As an occupational group, clergy exhibit numerous physical health problems. Given the physical health problems faced by clergy, understanding where physical health falls within the priorities of seminary students, the ways students conceptualize physical health, and how seminary students do or do not attend to their physical health in the ... Read more >>

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Well-Being and Help-Seeking Among Assemblies of God Ministers in the USA.

Kristen M Kansiewicz, James N Sells, Daniel Holland, Donald Lichi, Mark Newmeyer,

This study examined Assemblies of God pastors in the USA (n = 874) on role identity, well-being, religious coping, and attitudes toward seeking professional counseling. Overall, 14.1% had depression at moderate or higher severity based on the PHQ-9 scale (score of 10 or above), with an additional 25.7% in the mild category ... Read more >>

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Transcendence, the Most Important Spiritual Need of Muslim Older Adults: A Content Analysis Study.

Ali Jadidi, Mahnaz Khatiban, Khodayar Oshvandi, Masoud Khodaveisi, Zahra Maghsoudi, Mohammadreza Razavi,

Healthcare providers agree that promoting spirituality among older adults while caring for them increases their quality of life. However, there is little knowledge about the spiritual needs of the elderly, especially in the Muslim community. This qualitative study attempted to explore the spiritual needs of Muslim older adults. Fifteen non-hospitalized ... Read more >>

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An Islamic Form of Logotherapy in the Treatment of Depression, Anxiety and Stress Symptoms in University Students in Iran.

Shapour Fereydouni, Simon Forstmeier,

Previous research demonstrated that spiritually sensitive psychotherapy is an effective treatment for clients with depression or anxiety, with outcomes equivalent to secular control interventions. The goal of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of spiritually sensitive logotherapy intervention in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and stress symptoms in university ... Read more >>

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The Effect of COVID -19 Crisis on Hopelessness, Loneliness and Spiritual Well-Being of Patients with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes in Turkey.

Mustafa Durmuş, Necmettin Çiftci, Abdullah Gerçek, Yusuf Durmuş,

This study aims to examine the relationship between the levels of hopelessness, loneliness, and spiritual well-being of patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes during the process of COVID-19 outbreak. The study was carried out with diabetic patients living in three different cities that are in the Eastern Anatolia ... Read more >>

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"We are also here"-Spiritual Care Practitioners' Experiences of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Qualitative Study from Poland.

Jan Domaradzki,

Although healthcare professionals have become the symbol of risk and sacrifice during the COVID-19 pandemic, spiritual care practitioners (SCP) have also put themselves at great risk while offering their service in hospitals, hospices and other healthcare facilities. This study was designed to explore the lived experiences of SCP during the ... Read more >>

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Down but Never Out! Narratives on Mental Health Challenges of Selected College Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Philippines: God, Self, Anxiety, and Depression.

Dalmacito A Cordero,

The COVID-19 pandemic is continuously causing serious effects on the mental health of college students due to the series of lockdowns and sudden shifting of face-to-face classes to fully online. The study aims to determine and explore the various themes that play a significant role in the development of this ... Read more >>

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The Effect of COVID-19 Outbreak on Older Adults' Hopelessness, Loneliness and Spiritual Well-Being in Turkey.

Mustafa Durmuş, Zeynep Öztürk,

The aim of this study was to determine the hopelessness, loneliness and spiritual well-being of older adults and the relationship between these three concepts during the COVID-19 pandemic. This research used a cross-sectional, descriptive approach. Data were collected between October 13 and November 13, 2020, with 476 individuals over 65 years ... Read more >>

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Spirituality, Personality, and Emotional Distress During COVID-19 Pandemic in Croatia.

Branimir Margetić, Tina Peraica, Kristina Stojanović, Dragutin Ivanec,

This study examined the association between spiritual quality of life (QoL), spiritual coping, emotional distress, and personality during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in a convenience sample of Croatian adults (n = 2,860, 80.6% women). Participants completed an online questionnaire that collected information on sociodemographic characteristics, distress (the Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Scale ... Read more >>

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Review of the Cardiovascular Implications of the Social and Religious Practices Associated with Donning Phylacteries.

Sydney Schacht, Brian O'Connor, Akiva Kirschner, Katie Steelman, David H Rosmarin, Jack Rubinstein,

We previously published a manuscript suggesting that use of phylacteries, ritual straps worn during Jewish prayer services, affects cardiovascular and inflammatory function (Owens et al., Am J Physiol-Heart Circ Physiol, 315(6):H1748-H1758, 2018). Observed physiologic changes were associated with improved cardiac outcomes, though a direct link between phylactery use and improved ... Read more >>

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The Relationship Between Religious Orientation and Death Anxiety in Iranian Muslim Patients with Cancer: The Mediating Role of Hope.

Daryadokht Masror Roudsary, Rebecca H Lehto, Hamid Sharif Nia, Daniyal Kohestani,

Cancers are globally prevalent often life-threatening diseases that carry an immense psychological burden such as death anxiety. Thus, identifying protective psychological factors affecting death anxiety in individuals with cancer is of strong relevance. This study investigated the potential mediating role of hope in the relationship between religious orientation and death ... Read more >>

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The Effect of an Islamic-Based Intervention on Depression and Anxiety in Malaysia.

Ali Ali Gobaili Saged, Che Zarrina Sa'ari, Mustaffa Bin Abdullah, Waleed Mugahed Al-Rahmi, Wail Muin Ismail, Mohamed Ibrahim Adam Zain, Nourah Bint Abdullah Bin Mtaib alShehri,

Religiously integrated interventions for treating mental illnesses have proved effective. However, many studies have yet to adequately address the effects of Islamic religious-based rituals on mental health among Muslims. The present study investigated the impact of a purposefully designed Islamic religion-based intervention on reducing depression and anxiety disorders among Muslim ... Read more >>

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Islamic Spiritual and Emotional Intelligence and Its Relationship to Eternal Happiness: A Conceptual Paper.

Mastura Ab Wahab,

This paper discusses the relationship between spiritual and emotional intelligence and eternal happiness, from an Islamic perspective. In Islam, achieving spiritual intelligence first requires a close relationship with God-established, for example, through consistent purification of the soul, repentance, acts of worship, performing good deeds and avoiding evil. Through such action, ... Read more >>

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The Relationship Among Spirituality, Self-Efficacy, COVID-19 Anxiety, and Hopelessness During the COVID-19 Process in Turkey: A Path Analysis.

Figen Kasapoğlu,

This study explores the relationship among spirituality, self-efficacy, COVID-19 anxiety, and hopelessness. The participants are comprised of 418 individuals (282 females and 136 males) in Turkey whose ages range between 18 and 61 years old. The participants completed the following surveys: The Coronavirus Anxiety Scale, the General Self-Efficacy Scale, the Beck ... Read more >>

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Loss of Faith and Decrease in Trust in a Higher Source During COVID-19 in Germany.

Arndt Büssing, Klaus Baumann, Janusz Surzykiewicz,

Many people relied on their faith as one resource in order to cope during the COVID-19 pandemic. In Germany, between the eighteen months from June 2020 to November 2021, different participants at different times were assessed during different phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. The total sample of this continuous cross-sectional ... Read more >>

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The Relationship Between Paranormal Beliefs, Social Efficacy and Social Outcome Expectations in Muslim Society: The Case of Turkey.

Duygu Ayar, Çiğdem Aksu, Burcu Çakı, Zeynep Güngörmüş,

This study was conducted to determine the effects of religious and classical paranormal beliefs on social efficacy and social outcome expectations. The study was conducted with 340 individuals between March 1, 2021, and April 2, 2021. The data were collected using the Personal Information Form, the Paranormal Belief Scale and the ... Read more >>

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The Relationship Between Workplace Spirituality and Work-to-Family Enrichment in Selected Public Sector Organizations in Malaysia.

Zaiton Hassan, Jing Samuel Tnay, Siti Murtiyani Sukardi Yososudarmo, Surena Sabil,

Workplace spirituality (WPS) has been associated with various benefits, including its potential to reduce work-family conflict. Previous studies have established that individual religiosity influences work-family enrichment. To date, there has been no reliable evidence on the relationship between WPS and work-to-family enrichment (WFE). Hence, the present research aimed to identify ... Read more >>

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The Relationship Between Spirituality and Hopelessness Among Cancer Patients in Turkey.

Nazan Tasan, Seyhan Citlik Saritas,

The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between spirituality and hopelessness in cancer patients. The study used a cross-sectional and correlational design and included 650 cancer patients. The data were collected using a patient information form, the Spiritual Orientation Scale, and the Beck Hopelessness Scale. The data ... Read more >>

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Developing Faith-Based Health Promotion Programs that Target Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer Risk Factors.

Clare Burchenal, Shanna Tucker, Orysya Soroka, Francesse Antoine, Rosio Ramos, Holly Anderson, Naa-Solo Tettey, Erica Phillips,

The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of a faith-based health promotion program on the ideal health behaviors shared between cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer. The primary purpose was to measure the individual-level change in three categories of shared risk behaviors between CVD and cancer (body weight, physical ... Read more >>

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