Preferred Prayer Styles and Anxiety Control

To date, the literature on prayer and anxiety has yielded mixed results. Recent development of a new instrument has improved our ability to measure individuals' prayer activities, which may be a promising means of clarifying this literature. This correlational study examined preferred prayer st...

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Main Authors: Harris, J. Irene (Author); Carrera, Stephanie R. (Author); Schoneman, Sean W. (Author)
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: [2005]
In:Journal of religion and health
Year: 2005, Volume: 44, Issue: 4, Pages: 403-412
Further subjects:B anxiety
B Religion
B psychotherapy
B coping
B Prayer
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Summary:To date, the literature on prayer and anxiety has yielded mixed results. Recent development of a new instrument has improved our ability to measure individuals' prayer activities, which may be a promising means of clarifying this literature. This correlational study examined preferred prayer styles and associated scores on measures of anxiety control and trait anxiety in a sample of 85 college students. Results suggested that individuals whose prayer styles were characterized by active rather than avoidant coping were likely to evidence greater perceived control of anxiety and lower levels of trait anxiety.
ISSN:1573-6571
DOI:10.1007/s10943-005-7179-6
Persistent identifiers:DOI "10.1007/s10943-005-7179-6"