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Coping Without Religion? Religious Coping, Quality of Life, and Existential Well-Being among Lung Disease Patients and Matched Controls in a Secular Society

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This chapter examined religious coping following negative life events among three groups of participants in Denmark: severely ill lung disease patients, individuals facing other negative life events, and a healthy control group. It aims to explore the degree to which major life stressors mobilize greater levels of religiousness in a secular society like Denmark. Hierarchical regression analyses indicated that negative religious coping was significantly associated with poorer overall quality of life (QoL) among lung disease patients; whereas congregational support was associated with better QoL and existential well-being in the control group. Positive religious coping was not associated with well-being measures in any of the groups. The results suggest that despite secularization, religion continues to be a relevant factor among Danes, particularly for those facing severe illness.

Keywords:Denmark; existential well-being; lung disease patients; quality of life (QoL); religious coping; religiousness; secular society; secularization

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