Brief Measure of Religious Coping

Brief Measure of Religious Coping
Directions: Think of a recent struggle in your life. How much did you use the following activities in coping? Carefully read each item below and circle the item that best describes your experience.
O-not at all
1-Somewhat
2-Quite a bit
3-A great deal
1. I looked for a stronger connection with God.
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3
2. I sought God's love and care.
0
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3
3.I sought help from God in letting go of my anger.
0
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3
4.I tried to put my plans in action together with God.
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3
5.I tried to see how God might be trying to strengthen me in this situation.
0
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6.I asked forgiveness from my sins.
0
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7.I focused on my religion to stop worrying about my problems
0
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3
8.I wondered whether God had abandoned me.
0
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3
9.l felt punished by God for my lack of devotion
0
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3
10.I wondered what I did for God to punish me.
0
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11.I questioned God's love for me.
0
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3
12. I wondered whether my church had abandoned mc.
0
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13.I decided the devil made this happen.
0
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14.I questioned the power of God.
0
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3

Pergament‚ K. I.‚ Smith‚ B. W.‚ Koenig‚ H. G.‚ & Perez‚ L. (1998). Patterns of positive and negative coping with major life stressors. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion‚ 37‚ 710-724.