The interplay between religiosity and mental health parameters

Doctoral Dissertation uoadl:1305609 330 Read counter

Unit:
Τομέας Κοινωνικής Ιατρικής - Ψυχιατρικής και Νευρολογίας
Library of the School of Health Sciences
Deposit date:
2014-04-03
Year:
2013
Author:
Κιούλος Κανέλλος
Dissertation committee:
Αναπληρώτρια Καθηγήτρια, Μπεργιαννάκη Ιωάννα - Δέσποινα
Original Title:
Αλληλεπίδραση της θρησκευτικότητας με παραμέτρους ψυχικής υγείας
Languages:
Greek
Translated title:
The interplay between religiosity and mental health parameters
Summary:
OBJECTIVES: The investigation of the relations between religiosity dimensions
and some psychological features and the possible intermediary role of
dysfunctional preconceptions in the relation between religiosity and the
susceptibility toward the development of psychopathology. MATERIAL-METHOD: 202
students were given psychometric tools regarding personality, general
psychopathology, anxiety, preconceptions, general health, quality of life and
religiosity. RESULTS: High religiosity seems to be correlated with less
anxiety, psychopathology, morbidity and better quality of life. Lack of
forgiveness constitutes a predictive factor of psychopathology, and, along with
the lack of daily religious experiences and the low religious overall
self-ranking, they all constitute predictive factors of recent morbidity and
low quality of life. Negative religious coping has been correlated with higher
psychopathology. Most dimensions of religiosity (especially forgiveness and
positive religious coping) are correlated with low levels of preconceptions,
whereas negative coping with high levels. Dysfunctional preconceptions of self
constitute a predictive factor of psychopathology, while dysfunctional
preconceptions in general constitute a predictive factor of anxiety and low
quality of life. Forgiveness and positive religious coping are likely to
transfer the beneficial effect of religiosity on mental health through the
enhancement of meta-conceptions, while negative religious coping probably
favors the presence of preconceptions and immaturity.
Keywords:
Religiosity, Preconceptions, Mental health, Psychopathology, Forgiveness
Index:
No
Number of index pages:
0
Contains images:
Yes
Number of references:
492
Number of pages:
335

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