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Type: Journal article
Title: Disappointment with God and well-being: The mediating influence of relationship quality and dispositional forgiveness
Author: Strelan, P.
Acton, C.
Patrick, K.
Citation: Counseling and Values, 2009; 53(3):202-213
Publisher: American Counseling Association
Issue Date: 2009
ISSN: 0160-7960
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Peter Strelan, Collin Acton, and Kent Patrick
Abstract: This study examined the extent to which disappointment with God Influenced the psychological and spiritual well being of 160 churchgoers, and the potential mediating influences of relationship quality (spiritual maturity and relationship commitment) and dispositional forgiveness Disappointment with God was positively related to depression and stress and negatively related to spiritual well being, dispositional forgiveness, spiritual maturity, and relationship commitment. The latter 3 were negatively related to depression and stress and positively associated with spiritual well-being. The results suggest an explanation for why religious individuals disappointed with God tend to experience reduced well being outcomes. Counseling implications are discussed.
Rights: © 2009 by the American Counseling Association. All rights reserved.
RMID: 0020091252
DOI: 10.1002/j.2161-007X.2009.tb00126.x
Appears in Collections:Psychology publications

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