Relationship Between Coping Strategies, Religious Attitude, and Optimism of Mothers of Children With Cancer

Bozkurt G. , Inal S. , Yantiri L., ALPARSLAN Ö.

JOURNAL OF TRANSCULTURAL NURSING, cilt.30, ss.365-370, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1177/1043659618818714
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.365-370


Introduction: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between coping strategies, religious attitude, and optimism of mothers of children with cancer. Method: The sample was 97 mothers of children with cancer. To collect data, the Coping Strategy Questionnaire, Religious Attitude Scale, and Life Orientation were used. Results: There were positive correlations between the total score of Coping Strategy Questionnaire and emotional scores of Religious Attitude Scale (r = 0.170, p = .04). The correlation relationship between mothers' coping, religious tendencies, and optimism tendencies was not significant (p > .05). There were also positive correlations between Coping Strategy Questionnaire Social Support Seeking subscale and the total scores of Religious Attitude Scale (r = 0.189, p = .03) and Life Orientation Test (r = 0.183, p = .03). Discussion: Mothers with a higher religious attitude had bettter social support and were more optimistic. These results will contribute to understanding the influence of religion in different cultures.