Iranian Religious Coping Scale

Iranian Religious Coping Scale
Aflakseir and  Coleman‚ 2011
1. Saw my situation as God’s will.*
2. Sought comfort and guidance by reading the Qur’an.
3. Realized that God cannot answer all of my prayers.*
4. Didn’t do much‚ just expected God to solve my problems for me.*
5. Did everything I could‚ then I asked God to sort out it Himself.*
6. Sought patience because God is with those who patiently persevere.
7. Appealed to Prophet and Imams.
8. Felt God had forgotten me (Wondered if God really cares).*
9. Was destined to have this situation‚ so I didn’t try to change it.
10. Turned the situation over to God after doing all that I could.*
11. Sought tranquility by remembrance of God.
12. I was disappointed with God’s grace and mercy.
13. Viewed my situation as a trial from God.
14. Read certain prayers.
15. Did what I could and turned the rest over to God.*
16. Thought suffering may bring me closer to God.*
17. Sought help with prayer.
18. My suffering was purification of my sins.
19. Didn’t try to do much; just assumed God would handle it.*
20. Attended pilgrimage when I felt upset.
21. I expressed anger at God for letting this problem happened.*
22. Suffering and difficulties strengthened my faith.*
Religious Practice’ (alpha .89)‚ Negative Feelings toward God (alpha .79)‚ Benevolent Reappraisal (alpha .79)‚ Passive (alpha .72)‚ and Active (alpha .79)
Religious Practice (items: 2‚ 7‚ 11‚ 14‚ 17‚ and 20)‚ Negative Feelings toward God (items: 3‚ 8‚ 12‚ and 21)‚ Benevolent Reappraisal (items: 1‚ 6‚ 13‚ 16‚ 18‚ and 22)‚ Passive (items: 4‚ 9‚ and 19)‚ and Active (items: 5‚ 10‚ and 15).

Aflakseir‚ A.‚ Colman‚ P.G. (2011). ” Initial Development of the Iranian Religious Coping Scale”‚ Journal of Muslim Mental Health‚ 6(1); 44-61.