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Doctor of Philosophy, (Psychology)
Study Completed: 2010
College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Attachment to God as a Source of Struggle and Strength: Exploring the Association Between Christians' Relationship with God and Their Emotional Wellbeing
Ms Calvert examined the psychological effects of Christians’ experience of their relationship with God. She found that the experience of a close and secure relationship predicted improved wellbeing while fears of abandonment and rejection by God predicted reduced wellbeing over time. Ms Calvert’s findings highlight the implications of a relationship with God for mental health – as a potential source of both struggle and strength – and suggest the importance of attending to this issue in therapy with Christian clients.
Dr Dave Clarke
Dr Len Richardson
Dr Richard Fletcher
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Last updated on Tuesday 04 April 2017