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dc.contributor.author Grey, Ian
dc.contributor.author Furber, Steven W.
dc.contributor.author Mutawa, Meera
dc.contributor.author Thomas, Justin
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-13T09:59:53Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-13T09:59:53Z
dc.date.copyright 2016 en_US
dc.date.issued 2019-03-13
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/10192
dc.description.abstract Religiosity has previously been associated with greater wellbeing, as well as with lower rates of depressive disorders and less severe levels of depressive symptoms. Relatively few studies however, have explored this association in Muslim populations. The present study explores the relationship between religiosity and depressive symptoms amongst female citizens of the United Arab Emirates. Using a cross-sectional correlational design, a convenience sample of college students (N = 459) completed the Religious Conviction Inventory (RCI-10), adapted to the Islamic context, along with the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-II). Both instruments demonstrated good psychometric properties and as hypothesized, religiosity was negatively correlated with depressive symptoms. Further, individuals categorized as experiencing severe depressive symptoms reported significantly lower levels of religiosity, compared to their asymptomatic counterparts. These findings lend further support to the idea that religiosity may act as a resilience-factor in the context of depression, extending this idea to female citizens of the United Arab Emirates. The findings of this study are understood in the context of the second wave of positive psychology, called PP 2.0, which looks at positive and negative factors in individual’s lives as both interact to produce positive clinical outcomes en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Religiosity en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle Reducing depressive symptoms amongst Muslim females in the United Arab Emirates en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201806288 en_US
dc.author.department Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Middle East Journal of Positive Psychology en_US
dc.journal.volume 2 en_US
dc.journal.issue 1 en_US
dc.article.pages 9-21 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Thomas, J., Mutawa, M., Furber, S. W., & Grey, I. (2016). Religiosity: Reducing depressive symptoms amongst Muslim females in the United Arab Emirates. Middle East Journal of Positive Psychology, 2(1), 9-21. en_US
dc.author.email ian.grey@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.middleeastjournalofpositivepsychology.org/mejpp/index.php/mejpp/article/view/41 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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