Using prayer and scripture in a Christian-based stress-coping support group for church attendances: implications for professionals.

Jen Der Peter Pan, Ching Yieh Lee, Shih Hua Chang, Jye Ru Karen Jiang

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Abstract

This study explored the participants' perceptions of using prayer and scripture in a Christian-based stress-coping support group (CSCSG). Twenty-eight church attendances were recruited from a Presbyterian Church in Taiwan. Based on the finding from qualitative analyses using a modified grounded theory approach, four themes related to the participants' learning experiences emerged. The four themes identified were stressful life events, stress-coping experiences, integration of Christian faith with life, and spiritual connection. A follow-up survey indicated that the participants perceived the experiences gained from the CSCSG as appropriate, important, functional, and constructive in coping with stress. Research questions and implications for church professionals are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume66
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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