Contingency and Meaning-Focused Coping

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Abstract

This article examines the similarities and differences between a religious-philosophical approach to contingency and a (religious) psychological approach to coping with health problems. We elaborate on theoretical and empirical developments in research on coping, meaning-focused coping and religious coping. Religious coping is seen as a special form of meaning-focused coping. These coping perspectives are related to Wuchterl's model for dealing with contingency and an extension of this model, based on Dutch empirical research among cancer patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-298
Number of pages18
JournalJET: Journal of empirical theology
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019

Keywords

  • ADJUSTMENT
  • CANCER
  • LIFE
  • PERSONALITY
  • POSTTRAUMATIC GROWTH
  • RELIGION
  • STRATEGIES
  • STRESS
  • WORLD
  • contingency
  • coping
  • meaning

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