Advertisement

Gedrag & gezondheid

, Volume 33, Issue 3, pp 107–116 | Cite as

Bidden en coping

Waarom bidden niet verdwijnt
  • Sarah BänzigerEmail author
  • Jacques Janssen
  • Rien  van Uden
Artikelen
  • 122 Downloads

Summary

Praying and coping: why praying still exist

Despite the secularization process since the sixties, research showed that not only the majority of the Dutch population pray, but that nowadays even youngster still regularly pray. It seems that the function of praying is more than just a traditional religious habit. Recent studies showed that the person who prays attains a feeling of inner rest, relief and support. Praying is a way of handling existential problems, in other words, it is a way of coping. In the present study, we will first focus on the varieties of praying which can be distinguished in our contemporary society, and secondly on how varieties of praying are related to religious coping styles.

Literatuur

  1. Alma, H.A., Pieper, J.Z.T., & Uden, M.H.F. van (2003). When I find myself in times of trouble: Pargament’s religious coping scales in the Netherlands. Archive for the Psychology of Religion, 24, 64–74.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Bänziger, S., Janssen, J., & Scheepers, P. (under review). Praying: An empirical study of praying practices in a secular society.(ter publicatie aangeboden) Beck, F.O. (1906). Prayer: A study in its history and psychology. American Journal of Religious Psychology and Education, 20, 107–121.Google Scholar
  3. Becker, J.W., Hart, J. de, & Mens, J. (1997). Secularisatie en alternatieve zingeving in Nederland. Rijswijk: Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau.Google Scholar
  4. Becker, J., & Vink, R. (1994). Secularisatie in Nederland 1966–1991.Rijswijk: Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau.Google Scholar
  5. Campiche, R. (Red.) (1997). Cultures des jeunes et religions en Europe.Parijs: Les Éditions du Cerf.Google Scholar
  6. Centraal Bureau voor Statistiek (2003). Kerkelijkheid en kerksheid van de bevolking van 18 jaar en ouder. { https://doi.org/statline.cbs.nl/StatWeb/start. asp?LA=nl&DM= SLNL&lp= Search/Search] 27/05/2005.
  7. Dekker, G., Hart, J. de, & Peters, J. (1997). God in Nederland 1966–1996.Amsterdam: Anthos.Google Scholar
  8. Eisinga, R., Coenders, M., Felling, A., Grotenhuis, M. te, Oomens, S., & Scheepers, P. (2002). Religion in Dutch society 2000: Documentation of a national survey on religious and secular attitudes in 2000. Amsterdam: Steinmetz Archive.Google Scholar
  9. Finney, J.R., & Malony, H.N. (1985). An empirical study of contemplative prayer as an adjunct to psychotherapy. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 13(4), 284–290.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. Folkman, S., Lazarus, R.S., Dunkel-Schetter, C., Delongis, A., & Gruen, R.J. (1986). Dynamics of a stressful encounter: Cognitive appraisal, coping, and encounter outcomes. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 50(5), 992–1003.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. Hanegraaff, W.J. (1996). New Age religion and western culture: Esotericism in the mirror of secular thought. Leiden: Brill.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. Harskamp, A. van. (2000). Het nieuwe religieuze verlangen. Kampen: Kok.Google Scholar
  13. Janssen, J., & Bänziger, S. (2002). Praying as a universalising variable. Archive for the Psychology of Religion, 25, 100–112.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. Janssen, J., Hart, J. de, & Draak, C. den (1990). A content analysis of the praying practices of Dutch youth. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 29,99–107.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. Janssen, J., Prins, M., Lans, J. van der, & Baerveldt, C. (2000). The structure and variety of prayer: An empirical study of Dutch youth. Journal of Empirical Theology, 13,29–54.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. Laird, S.P., Snyder, C.R., Rapoff, M.A., & Green, S. (2004). Measuring private prayer: Development, validation and clinical application of the Multidimensional Prayer Inventory. The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 14(4), 251–272.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. Pargament, K.I. (1997). The psychology of religion and coping. Theory, research, practice. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.Google Scholar
  18. Pargament, K.I., Kennell, J., Hathaway, W., Grevengoed, N., Newman, J., & Jones, W. (1988). Religion and the problem-solving process: Three styles of coping. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 27, 90–104.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. Pargament, K.I., Koenig, H.G., & Perez, L.M. (2000). The many methods of religious coping: Development and initial validation of the RCOPE. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 56,519–543.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  20. Pieper, J.Z.T., Oosterwijk, J.W., & Uden, M.H.F. van (1988). Bedevaart: Steun en ontmoeting. Over een bedevaart naar Lourdes. In M. van Uden & P. Post (Red.), Christelijke bedevaarten: Op weg naar heil en heling(pp.159–170). Nijmegen: Dekker & Van de Vegt.Google Scholar
  21. Poloma, M.M., & Gallup jr., G.H. (1991). Varieties of prayer: A survey report. Philadelphia, PA: Trinity Press International.Google Scholar
  22. Pratt, J.B. (1910/1911). An empirical study of prayer. American Journal of Religious Psychology and Education, 4, 48–67.Google Scholar
  23. Rothbaum, F., Weisz, J.R., & Snyder, S.S. (1982). Changing the world and changing the self: A two-process model of perceived control. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 42, 5–37.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  24. Schmied, G. (1998). Lieber Gott, gutigste Frau: Eine empirische Untersuchung von Fu ¨ rbittbu ¨ chern.Konstanz: Universitätsverlag Konstanz.Google Scholar
  25. Stoffels, H.C. (1990). Wandelen in het licht: Waarden, geloofsovertuigingen en sociale posities van Nederlandse evangelischen. Kampen: Kok.Google Scholar
  26. Stoffels, H.C. (2003). Tussen Alpha en Omega: De evangelische beweging op weg naar het einde. Lezing op 3 juni 2002 te Driebergen.Google Scholar
  27. Uden, M.H.F. van, Pieper, J.Z.T., & Alma, H.A. (2004). Bridge over troubled water: Further results regarding the receptivity coping scale. Journal of Empirical Theology, 17, 101–114.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  28. Wulff, D.M. (2001/2002). The psychology of religion and the problems of apologetics. Temenos 37/38, 241–261.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Bohn Stafleu van Loghum 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sarah Bänziger
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jacques Janssen
  • Rien  van Uden
  1. 1.

Personalised recommendations