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Dimensions of religious/spiritual well-being in relation to personality and stress coping: Initial results from Bosnian young adults

Malinovic, A., Fink, A., Lewis, A.J. and Unterrainer, H-F (2016) Dimensions of religious/spiritual well-being in relation to personality and stress coping: Initial results from Bosnian young adults. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 18 (1). pp. 43-54.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19349637.2015.1059301
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Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine possible relationships between religious/spiritual well-being (RSWB), the Big Five personality factors, and stress coping strategies among Bosnian young adults. Therefore, a first Bosnian translation of the Multidimensional Inventory of Religious/Spiritual Well-being was applied on a sample of 290 (181 females) Bosnian undergraduate students. RSWB dimensions such as hope, forgiveness, or general religiosity were found to be substantially related with more favorable personality dimensions as well as with more adequate stress coping. As a conclusion RSWB dimensions were confirmed as being an important resource for mental health for this sample of Bosnian adolescents.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Routledge as part of the Taylor and Francis Group
Copyright: 2016 Taylor & Francis
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/30742
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