The Association Between Spirituality and Depression in Parents Caring for Children with Developmental Disabilities: Social Support and/or Last Resort

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@article{d77c988f297d4189bb32aca5de7b8900,
title = "The Association Between Spirituality and Depression in Parents Caring for Children with Developmental Disabilities: Social Support and/or Last Resort",
abstract = "Associations between spirituality and depression were examined in parents of children with developmental disabilities using both quantitative and qualitative methodology. Spirituality was positively associated with depression, whereas social support was negatively related; parents with higher spiritual beliefs and lower levels of support had higher depression scores. Themes emerging from interviews were spiritual/religious coping as a way of dealing with difficulty, as a last resort, and as a form of release from their situation. Associations between spirituality and depression in these parents are more complex than previously thought.",
author = "Stephen Gallagher and Phillips, {Anna C} and Helen Lee and Douglas Carroll",
year = "2015",
month = feb
doi = "10.1007/s10943-014-9839-x",
language = "English",
volume = "54",
pages = "358--70",
journal = "Journal of Religion and Health",
issn = "0022-4197",
publisher = "Springer",
number = "1",

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T1 - The Association Between Spirituality and Depression in Parents Caring for Children with Developmental Disabilities

T2 - Social Support and/or Last Resort

AU - Gallagher, Stephen

AU - Phillips, Anna C

AU - Lee, Helen

AU - Carroll, Douglas

PY - 2015/2

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N2 - Associations between spirituality and depression were examined in parents of children with developmental disabilities using both quantitative and qualitative methodology. Spirituality was positively associated with depression, whereas social support was negatively related; parents with higher spiritual beliefs and lower levels of support had higher depression scores. Themes emerging from interviews were spiritual/religious coping as a way of dealing with difficulty, as a last resort, and as a form of release from their situation. Associations between spirituality and depression in these parents are more complex than previously thought.

AB - Associations between spirituality and depression were examined in parents of children with developmental disabilities using both quantitative and qualitative methodology. Spirituality was positively associated with depression, whereas social support was negatively related; parents with higher spiritual beliefs and lower levels of support had higher depression scores. Themes emerging from interviews were spiritual/religious coping as a way of dealing with difficulty, as a last resort, and as a form of release from their situation. Associations between spirituality and depression in these parents are more complex than previously thought.

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DO - 10.1007/s10943-014-9839-x

M3 - Article

C2 - 24531793

VL - 54

SP - 358

EP - 370

JO - Journal of Religion and Health

JF - Journal of Religion and Health

SN - 0022-4197

IS - 1

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