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Religiosity, Coping, and Psychological Well-Being Among Latter-Day Saint Polynesians in the U.S.

Allen, G. E. Kawika ; Heppner, P. Paul

Asian American Journal of Psychology, 2011, Vol.2(1), pp.13-24 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Religiosity, Coping, and Psychological Well-Being Among Latter-Day Saint Polynesians in the U.S.
  • Author/Creator: Allen, G. E. Kawika ; Heppner, P. Paul
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: Religiosity ; Coping ; Psychological Well-Being And Distress ; Polynesians
  • Is Part Of: Asian American Journal of Psychology, 2011, Vol.2(1), pp.13-24
  • Description: There is limited knowledge about coping and psychological adjustment in Latter-Day Saint (LDS) Polynesians. This study examined religiosity, collectivistic coping, and psychological well-being among 94 LDS Polynesians residing in the Midwest. As hypothesized, religiously committed LDS Polynesians were more likely to have a healthy psychological well-being and were also likely to use collectivistic coping styles, such that high helpfulness ratings on family support and religion-spirituality coping styles were significantly correlated with a positive psychological well-being. Family support also moderated the relationship between LDS Polynesians' religious commitment and psychological well-being. Implications are discussed in terms of religiosity, culture, coping, and psychological well-being.
  • Identifier: ISSN: 1948-1985 ; E-ISSN: 1948-1993 ; DOI: 10.1037/a0023266