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Spirituality and Religiosity: Factors Affecting Wellness Among Low-Income, Rural Women

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jane E. Myers, Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: A study including measures of spirituality, religiosity, and wellness was conducted to identify coping strategies for the multiple challenges to wellness faced by low-income, rural women. Total spirituality and religiosity accounted for 39% of the variance in wellness, with purpose and meaning in life, unifying interconnectedness, and private religious practices composing the main contributions. Implications for counselors working with these women are discussed, as is the need for further research.

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Publication
Journal of Counseling & Development. 88, 293-302.
Language: English
Date: 2010
Keywords
Rural, Women, Low income, Counseling, Spirituality, Religion, Wellness