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Religion, coping and marital satisfaction

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dc.contributor.advisor Kirby, Leslie D. (Leslie Deneen)
dc.contributor.author Nelson, Nina
dc.date.accessioned 2008-04-21T17:46:53Z
dc.date.available 2008-04-21T17:46:53Z
dc.date.issued 2008-04-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1803/556
dc.description Senior Honors Thesis conducted under the direction of Professor Leslie D. Kirby en
dc.description.abstract College of Arts & Science
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to unpack the relationship between religious discrepancies among spouses and marital satisfaction. Specifically, we focused on ways in which coping- both adaptive and maladaptive- affected that marital relationship. Vignettes were used as analogs to real life stressor situations and questions were asked to assess appraisal, coping, and emotions in response to these situations. Along with demographic and religious background information, we assessed intrinsic versus extrinsic religious orientation, perceived stress, depressive symptoms, as well as life and marital satisfaction questionnaires and a few other religious measures. We hypothesized that those with greater religious discrepancies would exhibit more maladaptive coping and in turn, lower marital satisfaction. Our results supported this hypothesis in that the religious discrepancy was strongly correlated with both maladaptive coping and lower marital satisfaction, and path analyses indicated that the data were consistent with a mediational model in which the maladaptive coping, prompted by the discrepancy, was at least partially responsible for the lower marital satisfaction. en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Vanderbilt University
dc.subject Religiosity en
dc.subject Marital satisfaction en
dc.subject Coping en
dc.subject.lcsh Spouses -- Psychology en
dc.subject.lcsh Adjustment (Psychology) -- Religious aspects en
dc.subject.lcsh Satisfaction en
dc.subject.lcsh Marriage -- Religious aspects en
dc.title Religion, coping and marital satisfaction en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.college College of Arts & Science
dc.description.department Psychological Sciences


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