Year: 2007 Source: Journal of Clinical Psychology, v.63, no.10, (October 2007), p.909-924 SIEC No: 20080574

This study investigated the ability of factors, such as level of hopelessness & the use of positive religious coping stratgies, to predict spiritual well-being over time. 74 low-income African American women who were survivors of intimate partner violence & had attempted suicide within the prior year were administered self-report questionnaires. Path analysis indicated hopelessness, existential well-being, religious well-being, & positive religious coping are correlated with one another. Results were consistent with the study hypotheses & highlight the need to attend to predictors os spiritual well-being when implementing culturally relevant interventions with abused, suicidal African American women. (73 refs.)