Religion and Resilience

By Brylyn Stacy, Bernie Wong | March 23, 2012 | 5 comments

New research explores whether religious people are happier and why some people bounce back from adversity better than others.

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Are Religious People Happier?

"Religiosity, Social Self-Esteem, and Psychological Adjustment: On the Cross-Cultural Specificity of the Psychological Benefits of Religiosity"

Gebauer, J., Sedikides, C., Neberich, W. Psychological Science, Vol. 23 (2), February 2012, 158-160.

Are religious people happier than non-believers? Not necessarily, according to this study. Through an online dating site (eDarling), researchers collected data on roughly 188,000 adults across several countries. They found that religious people are better adjusted psychologically and more comfortable in social situations—but only when they live in a country that places greater value on being religious. In cultures that don’t value religiosity, non-believers enjoyed the same psychological benefits as believers. In other words, the benefits of being religious are related to the values that a society places on religion. —Brylyn Stacy

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The Keys to Resilience

"Psychological and Social Factors that promote Positive Adaptation to Stress and Adversity in the Adult Life Cycle "

Ambriz, M. G. J.; Izal, M.; Montorio, I. Journal of Happiness Studies, September 2011, published online.

Why do some people bounce back from adversity better than others? This study explored the key factors in resilience. Three hundred twenty-five adults from Mexico and Spain, ages 18 to 87, who had experienced a significant amount of adversity in their lives completed surveys measuring their life satisfaction. Researchers also measured several factors that could promote resilience, including the adults’ levels of self-esteem and optimism, and their amount of social connections. For these people who’d faced severe challenges in their lives, life satisfaction was higher among those with more self-esteem or optimism; a greater sense of control over their personal well-being; a stronger ability to accept or adjust to stressful events; a stronger inclination to seek emotional support from others; and more social contacts. —Bernie Wong

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  Relisience is also boosted by religious beliefs, I think, because if you believe that a Supreme Being created and cares for you and will welcome you into a higher form of life you have a valid and purposeful reason to withstand highs and lows this earthly existence brings.

Mirian Bethancourt | 8:33 pm, April 3, 2012 | Link


Religous people are DEFINITELY more likely to bounce back from depression in my opinion.  It’s like a guiding light, where the Atheists need to look for positive things in their own life, or get help from friends.  Anyway that’s just my opinion, but interesting research here.

Jason K | 5:37 am, May 20, 2012 | Link


  وعزز أيضا Relisience بواسطة المعتقدات الدينية، كما أعتقد، لأنه إذا
كنت تعتقد أنه يجري إنشاء العليا ويهتم بك، وسوف نرحب بكم في أعلى شكل
من أشكال الحياة لديك سببا وجيها وهادفة لتحمل فترات صعود وهبوط هذا
الوجود الدنيوي يجلب .

شات صوتي | 7:12 am, May 24, 2012 | Link



دردشة صوتية | 7:14 am, May 24, 2012 | Link


THats is corict
i need make another things

نتائج الثانويه 1433 | 3:52 pm, June 5, 2012 | Link

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