religiosity, coping, psychological well-being and distress, Polynesians
There is limited knowledge about coping and psychological adjustment in Latter-Day Saint (LDS) Polynesians. This study examined religiosity, collectivistic coping, and psychological well-being among 94 LDS Polynesians residing in the Midwest. As hypothesized, religiously committed LDS Polynesians were more likely to have a healthy psychological well-being and were also likely to use collectivistic coping styles, such that high helpfulness ratings on family support and religion-spirituality coping styles were significantly correlated with a positive psychological well-being. Family support also moderated the relationship between LDS Polynesians’ religious commitment and psychological well-being. Implications are discussed in terms of religiosity, culture, coping, and psychological well-being.
Original Publication Citation
Allen, G. E. K. & Heppner, P. P. (2011). Religiosity, coping, and psychological well-being among Latter-Day Saint Polynesians in the U.S. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 2, 1, 13-24.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Allen, Kawika and Heppner, P. Paul, "Religiosity, Coping, and Psychological Well-Being Among Latter-Day Saint Polynesian in the U.S." (2011). Faculty Publications. 3183.
David O. McKay School of Education
Counseling Psychology and Special Education