Sussan Namini's research while affiliated with New York State and other places

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Die vorliegende Studie ist der bislang nur wenig erforschten Frage nachgegangen, ob Frauen und Männer sich im Hinblick auf die nicht-religiöse und religiöse Bewältigung einer Krebserkrankung, hier: Darmkrebs, unterscheiden. 341 Patientinnen und Patienten wurden während ihres stationären Aufenthalts in der onkologischen Rehabilitation mit Fragebogen...
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Ongoing public discussion about the consequences of membership in new religious movements (NRMs) and the lack of studies concerning the relationship between the fit of the person with his or her NRM and well-being together call for a theoretically based investigation of the phenomenon. Hence, this German study on new members of three NRMs applied p...
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The present study investigated whether women and men differ with regard to non-religious and religious coping with cancer, here: colon cancer--a question on which only little research has been done so far. 341 patients filled in a questionnaire during inpatient oncological rehabilitation. Statistical analyses showed that women reported higher menta...
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In spite of a cult debate that has lasted for some decades now, the controversy about the harmfulness of new religious movements (NRMs) continues. A core question remains whether current or past involvement with an NRM has an adverse effect on psychosocial adjustment. In this study, this question is investigated from a longitudinal perspective. Fir...
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Based on the idea of a person-religion fit, this study deals with the role of early familial antecedents for choosing a new religious movement (NRM). New members of three NRMs in Germany (a Pentecostal parish, the New Apostolic Church, Jehovah's Witnesses; N = 71) were compared to each other in regard to the variables of loss of a parent, number of...
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Is it possible to identify specific familial patterns as antecedents of adult membership in new religious movements? Can the choice of an NRM be predicted by the childhood experiences of individuals joining such movements? This international literature review seeks to answer these questions, investigating the assumption that early family experience...

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... Adolescence is a period of exceptional sensitivity to the ideals that are subject to verification, it is a time of shaping the worldview and moral views. Young people are confronted with different beliefs, values, and roles and begin to ask existential questions and seek goals (Paloutzian et al., 2013). Phenomena of a religious and spiritual nature, such as questioning the worldview and values, looking for meaning and purpose, the desire to experience transcendence and the search for the sacrum should be considered as developmental tasks of this period (King et al., 2013;Levenson et al., 2013). ...
... Moreover, the sample size prevented us from undertaking more sophisticated analysis on the association between beneficial and costly aspects of involvement and well-being and mental health. It also kept us from conducting NRMspecific analysis for stayers, which would be interesting considering earlier studies showed that there are differences between childhood familial antecedents as well as differences in the well-being of the members of the three NRMs for the time prior to involvement (Namini, 2007;Namini & Murken, 2008). Further studies with larger samples will have to investigate these points. ...
... Disaffiliation from exclusionary and demanding religious groups has been linked to various detrimental outcomes, including, but not limited to: destabilisation (Buxant & Saroglou, 2008), depressive symptomatology (Namini & Murken, 2009), guilt and anxiety (Hookway & Habibis, 2015), suicidal ideation and attempts (Illig & Kaufmann, 2020), destructive coping strategies (Gutgsell, 2017), and poorer health (Fenelon & Danielsen, 2016). In addition, lower selfesteem, feelings of loneliness, abandonment, or loss of belonging have also been observed in ex-members (Ransom et al., 2021b;Testoni et al., 2019). ...
... Rambo, 1993). Idee te zostały skonceptualizowane w paradygmacie [5] nawrócenia jako racjonalnego wyboru (Loveland, 2003), w którym opisuje się ( de-)konwertytę jako osobę dokonującą wyborów na "duchowym rynku" oraz w modelu dopasowania osoba-środowisko, w którym proces nawrócenia jest efektem interakcji między potrzebami, celami, cechami osoby a możliwościami ich realizacji, jakie oferuje konkretna grupa czy system religijny (Murken, Namini, 2007). Koncepcja dekonwersji Streiba jest zakorzeniona w zarysowanej wyżej tradycji badań nad nawróceniem. ...
... Deste modo, no estudo de Murken, Namini, Gross e Korber (2010), verificou-se que os homens utilizavam mais o pensamento positivo e apresentavam estratégias de enfrentamento menos ativas e que as mulheres usavam mais o enfrentamen-Qualidade de vida, otimismo, enfrentamento, morbidade psicológica e estresse familiar em pacientes com câncer colorrectal em quimioterapia 52 to religioso do que os homens. Para além disso, constatou-se uma forte relação entre o uso do enfrentamento religioso e uma maior adaptação das mulheres à doença quando comparadas com os homens (Murken et al., 2010). ...
... To measure the importance of religious beliefs to study participants, we leveraged the centrality of religion scale created and refined by Huber and colleagues (2007;, which has been used in psychology and management research to assess individual religiosity (e.g., Namini et al., 2010). The importance of religion is measured through five core-dimensions that assess the frequency of religious behaviors and intensity of personal religious beliefs (Huber & Huber, 2012). ...
... Another aspect of gender differences in R/S is found in the R/S practices, church attendance, and using R/S as a coping mechanism. 75,76 It is proven that religious and spiritual activities such as prayer groups, yoga, meditation, reiki, and secular meditation programs such as mindful-based stress reduction can improve feelings of comfort and peace and decrease psychosocial symptoms. [77][78][79] Regarding gender differences in R/S practices, our study confirms that women find contentment and inner peace more than men. ...