Private and social religious coping on life satisfaction: examining cultural factors among Latinxs

Oswaldo Moreno, Kelcie Willis, Miriam Ortiz, Isis Garcia-Rodriguez, Aderonke Akinkugbe, Rosalie Corona

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Abstract

This study aimed to examine the direct effects of private and social religious coping on perceived life satisfaction. The secondary aim was to investigate whether cultural factors (i.e., enculturation, acculturation, biculturalism) moderate this relationship. A total of 100 Latinx individuals (78% immigrants) completed measures on religious coping, life satisfaction, acculturation, enculturation, and biculturalism. There was a positive direct relationship between both private and social religious coping and life satisfaction. While acculturation, enculturation, and biculturalism did not moderate the relationship between social religious coping and life satisfaction, acculturation, and biculturalism both moderated the relationship between private religious coping and life satisfaction. Specifically, the relationship was strongest when Latinx individuals reported lower levels of acculturation or biculturalism. Clinical and research implications will be discussed for individuals working closely with the Latinx communities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-194
Number of pages14
JournalMental Health, Religion and Culture
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Latinx
  • Religious coping
  • acculturation
  • biculturalism
  • enculturation
  • life satisfaction

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