An Islamic Perspective on Coping with Life Stressors

Achour, M. and Bensaid, B. and Nor, M.R.M. (2016) An Islamic Perspective on Coping with Life Stressors. Applied Research in Quality of Life, 11 (3). pp. 663-685. ISSN 1871-2584, DOI

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There is growing popularity among researchers, human-resource managers, and policy makers concerning the efficacy of coping strategies on employee well-being and work-family conflict. The role of religious belief and spiritual support mechanisms in maintaining effective well-being remains understudied. This research explores the Islamic concept and categories of coping strategies, and discusses the role they play in promoting the well-being of Muslim employees in general. We further examine various religious strategies that Muslims often use to cope with life stressors including religiosity, belief, trust in God, prayer, forbearance, supplication, recitation of the Qur’an, remembrance of God, patience and thankfulness; all of which serve as effective coping strategies and mechanisms in the face of life stressors.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Research and Development Division at Academy of Islamic Studies: The grant provided under research project BK029-2013
Uncontrolled Keywords: Religiosity; Islamic coping strategies; Work-family conflict; Well-being; Muslim employees
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
Divisions: Academy of Islamic Studies
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2017 03:53
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2017 03:53

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