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Reduction of negative impact of stressful life events by religion.

Data File: General Social Survey, 1998

Source: Fetzer Institute, National Institute on Aging Working Group. 2003. Multidimensional Measurement of Religiousness, Spirituality for Use in Health Research. A Report of a National Working Group. Supported by the Fetzer Institute in Collaboration with the National Institute on Aging. Kalamazoo, MI.


General Instructions:

COPE1, COPE2 and COPE3 or COPE4, COPE5 and COPE6 should be reverse-coded to ensure all variables are in the same direction. Examples below provide directions for recoding COPE4-6.

Any special instructions related to individual items will be listed below those items.


COPE1 from General Social Survey, 1998

Think about how you try to understand and deal with major problems in your life. To what extent is each of the following involved in the way you cope...I think about how my life is part of a larger spiritual force. (COPE1)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal27419.0
2) Quite a bit29320.3
3) Somewhat48933.8
4) Not at all33223.0
8) Dont know382.6
9) No answer191.3
TOTAL1445100.0

Item Instructions (COPE1):

Code item as follows: Convert '8) Don't know' and '9) No answer' to missing data.


COPE2 from General Social Survey, 1998

How much is the following involved in how you cope with problems...I work together with God as partners. (COPE2)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal31221.6
2) Quite a bit31621.9
3) Somewhat50234.7
4) Not at all26718.5
8) Dont know292.0
9) No answer191.3
TOTAL1445100.0

Item Instructions (COPE2):

Code item as follows: Convert '8) Don't know' and '9) No answer' to missing data.


COPE3 from General Social Survey, 1998

How much is the following involved in how you cope with problems...I look to God for strength, support, guidance. (COPE3)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal61642.6
2) Quite a bit29120.1
3) Somewhat32422.4
4) Not at all18512.8
8) Dont know80.6
9) No answer211.5
TOTAL1445100.0

Item Instructions (COPE3):

Code item as follows: Convert '8) Don't know' and '9) No answer' to missing data.


COPE4 from General Social Survey, 1998

How much is the following involved in how you cope with problems...I feel that God is punishing me for my sins or lack of spirituality. (COPE4)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal281.9
2) Quite a bit533.7
3) Somewhat24517.0
4) Not at all1,08174.8
8) Dont know181.2
9) No answer201.4
TOTAL1445100.0

Item Instructions (COPE4):

Code item as follows: Convert '8) Don't know' and '9) No answer' to missing data. COPE4 should be recoded such that 1 = Not at all, 2 = Somewhat, 3 = Quite a bit and 4 = A great deal.


COPE5 from General Social Survey, 1998

How much is the following involved in how you cope with problems...I wonder whether God has abandoned me. (COPE5)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal171.2
2) Quite a bit241.7
3) Somewhat1349.3
4) Not at all1,23285.3
8) Dont know151.0
9) No answer231.6
TOTAL1445100.0

Item Instructions (COPE5):

Code item as follows: Convert '8) Don't know' and '9) No answer' to missing data. COPE4 should be recoded such that 1 = Not at all, 2 = Somewhat, 3 = Quite a bit and 4 = A great deal.


COPE6 from General Social Survey, 1998

How much is the following involved in how you cope with problems...I try to make sense of the situation and decide what to do without relying on God. (COPE6)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal18012.5
2) Quite a bit21815.1
3) Somewhat47032.5
4) Not at all53036.7
8) Dont know261.8
9) No answer211.5
TOTAL1445100.0

Item Instructions (COPE6):

Code item as follows: Convert '8) Don't know' and '9) No answer' to missing data. COPE4 should be recoded such that 1 = Not at all, 2 = Somewhat, 3 = Quite a bit and 4 = A great deal.




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