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


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.


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