Mediereligious activity as a factor of psychological well-being of personality
Keywords:mental health, media, religion, activity, coping
AbstractPurpose. The article provides an empirical analysis of the individual's psychological well-being in relation to its media-religious activity. Methods. To achieve the purpose of the study the following methods were used: standardized questionnaires (BASIC PH Internal Stability Methodology, Mental Health Stability - Short Form Questionnaire (MHCSF-UA) and F. Zimbardo's Time Perspective Questionnaire (Ukrainian-language adaptation by O. Senyk)), as well as the method of narrative. Pearson's correlation analysis and finding differences in the distribution of estimates among the statistical methods were used. Results. A significant number of respondents realize their need for religious affiliation through the media (61.7%). Media religious activity correlates with the type of self-narrative, positive assessment of the past, mental health stability, beliefs and values as a coping resource. That is, respondents who often turn to informational thematic sources and religious practices tend to evaluate their past positively, they have high rates of mental health stability. It has been found statistically significant differences in the indicators of psychological well-being of respondents who are media-religiously active and those who do not use religious resources in the media space. So, individual’s media-religious activity comprehend their experiences and find new meanings in them, more often feel happiness, opportunity to make an important contribution to society, interest in life, find support in faith and spiritual values that help to survive crises, and prone to rely on divine forces in the process of solving problems. Conclusions. Media religious activity is associated with high levels of psychological well-being, namely the stability of mental health, beliefs and values as a coping strategy for overcoming crises. Further research may look to clarify the relationships and differences between a person's media religiosity and other indicators of psychological well-being and mental health.
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