Religious Coping, Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety, and Well-Being Among Somali College Students

Eunice M. Areba, Laura Duckett, Cheryl Robertson, Kay Savik

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Abstract

This study examined the associations between positive and negative religious coping, symptoms of depression and anxiety, physical and emotional well-being among Somali college students in Minnesota. In this online cross-sectional survey study, 156 participants (ages 18–21, M = 21, SD = 2.3) were recruited. Participants reported using more positive religious coping methods. Negative religious coping was associated with an increase in symptoms of both depression (b = .06, p = .003) and anxiety (b = .04, p = .05), and positive religious coping was associated with a decrease in symptoms of depression (b = −.04, p = .05).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)94-109
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Religion and Health
Volume57
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2018

Keywords

  • Anxiety
  • College students
  • Depression
  • Religious coping
  • Somali young adult

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