Religious Coping in Iran

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The aim of this study was to develop and validate an initial religious coping scale for Iranians based on Kenneth Pargament's religious coping scale (RCOPE). The questionnaire was created using items from the original RCOPE scale and items created by the primary investigator based on Islamic teachings.

Data File
Cases: 185
Variables: 22
Weight Variable: None
Data Collection
Date Collected: 2006
Funded By
Ministry of Science, Research and Technology of Iran
Collection Procedures
The questionnaire was administered in class to students at the University of Shiraz, a city in the south of Iran.
Sampling Procedures
The sample was chosen using cluster sampling. The primary investigator selected four academic schools at the University of Shiraz and then a class from each school.
Principal Investigators
Abdulaziz Aflakseir, Department of Psychology, University of Shiraz
Related Publications
Aflakseir, Abdulaziz and Peter G. Coleman. 2009. "The influence of religious coping on the mental health of disabled Iranian war veterans." Mental Health, Religion & Culture 12:175-190.

Pargament, Kenneth I., Harold G. Koenig, and Lisa M. Perez. 2000. "The many methods of religious coping: Development and initial validation of the RCOPE." Journal of Clinical Psychology 56:519-543.