بررسی رابطه بین اضطراب و رفتارهای مقابله مذهبی از پدر و مادر نگهداری فرزند درمانی در منطقه نیواورلئان
Abstract: The purpose of the dissertation was to investigate the relationship between anxiety and religious coping behaviors of Therapeutic Foster Care parents in the New Orleans area with implications for Therapeutic Foster Care programs. The study was undertaken based on previous research of the role of religious coping behaviors in mediating anxiety. The research was designed to investigate three hypotheses. The first hypothesis posited that significant differences existed in the levels of anxiety of the research population. Ninety subjects were tested using the Anxiety Scale Questionnaire developed by Raymond Cattell to identify and evaluate the levels of anxiety of Therapeutic Foster Care parents in the New Orleans area. To determine the differences an analysis of variance was implemented. The results supported the first hypothesis that differences in anxiety levels differed significantly at p ≤ .05. The second hypothesis proposed that statistically significant differences existed in the levels of religious coping behavior of the sample. The same sample was tested using the Ways of Religious Coping Scale. An analysis of variance was implemented to determine the levels of extrinsic and intrinsic coping behavior. The female subjects had a high frequency of intrinsic religious coping behaviors. Additionally, the subjects varied in extrinsic and intrinsic religious coping behaviors between genders and denominational affiliation. The results of the within-group analysis revealed that significant differences existed in the use of religious coping behaviors. The third hypothesis sought to determine if any correlations existed between of the anxiety and religious coping behaviors of the subjects. The results of the analysis did not support the third hypothesis. The relationship between lower levels of anxiety and higher levels of religious coping behavior was not significant. This study was undertaken in an effort to improve the understanding of the interplay between anxiety and religious coping behavior. Plans for continued research include the use of a parenting-specific assessment with a larger research population. The enlarged sample would permit the clarification and generalization of the findings of subsequent studies.
Keywords: Philosophy, religion and theology, Social sciences, Psychology, Anxiety, Religious coping, Therapeutic foster care, New Orleans, Foster parents, Louisiana, Coping