Exploring Existential Coping Resources: The Perspective of Koreans with Cancer
2016 (English)In: Journal of religion and health, ISSN 0022-4197, E-ISSN 1573-6571, Vol. 55, no 6, 2053-2068 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
The present study aimed to explore the use of meaning-making coping (existential, spiritual, and religious coping) among cancer patients in Korea and to investigate the impact of culture on their choice of coping methods. Thirty-three participants with various kinds of cancer were interviewed. Four different kinds of coping resources emerged from analyses of the interview transcripts: (1) belief in the healing power of nature; (2) mind–body connection; (3) relying on transcendent power; and (4) finding oneself in relationships with others. The findings of this study suggest the importance of investigating cultural context when exploring the use of the meaning-making coping strategies in different countries.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Springer-Verlag New York, 2016. Vol. 55, no 6, 2053-2068 p.
Coping resources, Meaning-making coping, Koreans with cancer
Sociology Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-21342DOI: 10.1007/s10943-016-0219-6ISI: 000384532800018PubMedID: 26984613ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84961202321OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-21342DiVA: diva2:913774