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Spirituality, Resilience, and Transcendence

Many people find that spirituality, faith, and meaning provide support and strength during hard times, enhancing their resilience, transcendence, and quality of life. Explore what we have found in our research!

Transcending Historical Oppression Through Faith

McKinley, C. E. (2023). “Prayer is universal”: How integrative faith practices enable Indigenous peoples’ persistence and resistance to transcend historical oppression. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality.  

Resilience & Indigenous
Women Experiencing Cancer

Burnette, C. E., Roh, S., Liddell, J., & Lee, Y. S. (2021). The resilience of Indigenous women of the US who experience cancer: Transcending adversity. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work. 30 (3), 198-213. PMC8258612

Spiritual and Religious Coping

McKinley, C. E., Roh, S., Lee., Y. (2020). American Indian women cancer survivors’ spiritual and religious coping practices. Journal of Religion and Health 59(5), 2430-2441. PMC7508767

Prayer & Faith: Spiritual Coping

Roh, S., Burnette, C. E., & Lee., Y. (2018). Prayer and faith: Spiritual coping among American Indian women cancer survivors. Health & Social Work, 43(3), 185-192.

Protective Factors among
Indigenous Women Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence

Burnette, C., & Hefflinger, T. (2016). Honoring resilience narratives: Protective factors among Indigenous women experiencing intimate partner violence. Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work, 21(1), 63-78.

Religion, Social Support,

& Life Satisfaction

Roh, S., Kim, Y., Lee, Y., Lee, K. H., Burnette, C. E., & Lawler, M. J. (2015). Religion, social support, and life satisfaction among American Indian older adults. Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work, 34(4), 414-434.

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