The relationship between religious beliefs and coping with the stress of COVID-19

Show simple item record Petrov, Aleksandr Poltarykhin, Andrey Alekhina, Natalia Nikiforov, Sergey Gayazova, Sarbinaz 2022-03-30T09:47:32Z 2022-03-30T09:47:32Z 2021-10-28
dc.description Special Collection: Faith Seeking Understanding, sub-edited by Seyed Mehdi Mousavi (Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran) and the Dean’s Office of the Faculty of Theology and Religion of the University of Pretoria. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Recently, we have faced the outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the world, which has attracted the attention of all people. Stress has become a word familiar to all people. The stressors of life are relatively clear and some of them cannot be eliminated by humans. One of the stressors in the life of humans is the COVID-19 pandemic. Doctors believe that the virus is controllable but its prevalence is quicker and deadlier than other viruses. In addition, the virus puts the elderly and those with underlying diseases (e.g. pulmonary problems) at extreme risk. Therefore, more care is seriously required to protect members of society. However, this psychological imbalance caused by the virus is associated with stress and anxiety. Lack of proper management of this stress will be associated with emotional impacts (e.g. depression and anxiety), physiological impacts (e.g. gastrointestinal disorders and increased heart rate), cognitive impacts (e.g. reduced concentration and distraction) and behavioural impact (e.g. increased work and activity avoidance, and sleep disorders). CONTRIBUTION : Given the importance of this topic, this study aimed to evaluate the relationship between religious beliefs and coping with COVID-19-related stress amongst Muslim students in three cities of Russia – Ingushetia, Chechnya and the Republic of Dagestan – in 2020. Data were collected using questionnaires, the validity and reliability of which were previously confirmed. According to the results, religious beliefs had an impact on stress coping by p = 0.657. In other words, students’ ability to cope with stress improved by 0.657 units, with each unit of enhancement in their religious beliefs. en_ZA
dc.description.department Dogmatics and Christian Ethics en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2022 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Petrov, A., Poltarykhin, A., Alekhina, N., Nikiforov, S. & Gayazova, S., 2021, ‘The relationship between religious beliefs and coping with the stress of COVID-19’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 77(1), a6487. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v77i1.6487
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS en_ZA
dc.rights © 2021. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Religion en_ZA
dc.subject Religious beliefs en_ZA
dc.subject Islam en_ZA
dc.subject Coping with stress en_ZA
dc.subject Russia en_ZA
dc.subject COVID-19 pandemic en_ZA
dc.subject Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) en_ZA
dc.title The relationship between religious beliefs and coping with the stress of COVID-19 en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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