A Study of the Effect of Religiosity on Social Support, Life Satisfaction and Coping Behavior



This paper aims to assess the effect of religiosity on social support, life satisfaction and coping behavior. For the research 80 males and females were randomly selected. A self made questionnaire on religiosity, Social Provision scale by Russell & Cutrona, L.S. Scale by Q. G. Alam & Ramji Shrivastav and a self made questionnaire on coping behavior was used to assess the religious category, level of social support, level of life satisfaction and coping style of the individual. After categorizing participants on the basis of; type of religiosity, statistical techniques like product moment correlation, t-test, F-ratio, factorial analysis were used to find difference in social support, life satisfaction and coping mechanism amongst the groups.

Research shows that there is no relationship between religious-spiritual knowledge and practice of religious-rituals. It means a person having deep religious spiritual knowledge may or may not involve in processes of rituals. Similarly a person involved in rituals may or may not have the religious knowledge.

Keywords: Religion, social support, life satisfaction, coping behavior, rituals, religious-spiritual knowledge



Swati
Department of Psychology
Army School, Kota


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