Personal Resources and Spiritual Change among Participants' Hostilities in Ukraine: The Mediating Role of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Turn to Religion

Iwona Niewiadomska, Krzysztof Jurek, Joanna Chwaszcz, Patrycja Wośko, Magdalena Korżyńska-Piętas
2021 Religions  
The theory of conservation of resources (COR) can be used for searching mechanisms which explain spiritual changes caused by trauma. The aim of this paper was to analyze the relationship between distribution of personal resources and spiritual change, as well as the mediating role of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and turn to religion (stress coping strategy) in this relationship among participants' hostilities in Ukraine. A total of 314 adults—74 women and 235 men—participated in the
more » ... y. The mean age was 72.59. Polish adaptation of Hobfoll's Conservation of Resources-Evaluation (COR-E), the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Checklist—Civilian Version (PCL-C), the Inventory for Measuring Coping with Stress (MINI-COPE), and The Posttraumatic Growth Inventory (PTGI) were employed in the research. The mediating role of posttraumatic stress disorder and turn to religion in relationship between personal resources loss and spiritual change was confirmed. The turn to religion plays the role of mediator in relationship between personal resources gain/assigning value to personal resources and spiritual change. The results justify the postulate of conducting further research in the field of testing models which take into account the relationship between posttraumatic stress disorder, religious coping stress, and posttraumatic spiritual change. The conducted analyses should include the assumptions of the COR theory as well as psychological, social, and situational factors that could generate spiritual change.
doi:10.3390/rel12030182 fatcat:clwrixa4jjezld42feper735d4