This study explored the relationship between Perceived Stress and Religious Coping levels among Muslim emerging adults of Pakistani origin living in Pakistan and Muslim emerging adults of Pakistani origin living in the United States (US). Participants (Pakistani Origin Muslims Living in Pakistan, n= 103; and Pakistani Origin Muslims Living in the US, n=50) were between 18-25 years old. The Perceived Stress Scale (PSS-10) and Brief R-Cope scale were administered using an online format. Results indicated that negative religious coping strategies were associated with higher perceived stress in both groups while positive religious coping strategies showed a weaker association with lower perceived stress levels, and this finding appeared only in the US sample. Marital status was also an important predictor of perceived stress. These findings demonstrate that Muslim emerging adults, irrespective of culture, show moderately similar patterns in their perception of stress and their utilization of religious coping strategies.
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Khan, Amna and Ahmed, Kiran Bashir
"Perceived Stress and Religious Coping among Pakistani-Origin Emerging Muslim Adults Living in Pakistan and the United States: A Cross-Cultural View,"
Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences: Vol. 10:
2, Article 11.
Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/jmms/vol10/iss2/11
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