Journal of Psychology and Christianity
This study examines differences in the stability and consequences of religious coping among parents (N = 102) of chronically ill children. Analyses revealed that changes in religious patterns due to a child's illness were reflected in changes in other, non-religious coping resources. Specifically, parents whose pre-illness religious patterns were satisfactory did not alter their use of other coping resources, whereas parents who reported changes in their religious patterns also made changes in their use of familial financial and social support systems.
Original Publication Citation
Rutledge, C. M., Levin, J. S., Larson, D. B., & Lyons, J. S. (1995). The importance of religion for parents coping with a chronically ill child. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 14(1), 50-57.
Rutledge, Carolyn M.; Levin, Jeffrey S.; Larson, David B.; and Lyons, John S., "The Importance of Religion for Parents Coping with a Chronically Ill Child" (1995). Nursing Faculty Publications. 43.