Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Coping, Emotion, Emotion Regulation, Minfulness, Religious Coping
Counseling | Counseling Psychology | Psychology | Religion
Myers, Mark, "Examining the Relationship between Mindfulness, Religious Coping Strategies and Emotion Regulation" (2014). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 911.
This study was conducted to explore the relationship Mindfulness has on Religious Coping and Emotion Regulation. Three hundred and fifty-seven participants attending an evangelical Christian university were studied using self-report measures of Mindful Awareness, Religious Coping style, and Emotion Regulation. A statistical mediation analysis was used to compare the relationship between these variables. The results indicate that although the relationship between Collaborative Religious Coping and the reappraisal function of Emotion Regulation was slight, Mindfulness mediated this relationship. The results and implications, as well as recommendations for further research, are discussed.