Dariusz KROK (2014). Religious meaning system, religious coping, and eudaimonistic well-being: Direct and indirect relations.  Annals of Psychology, 17 (4), 665-682.


Abstract: The article concerns the relationships between religion, analyzed within the framework of the religious meaning system, and religious coping as well as eudaimonistic well-being in the media-tional perspective of meaning in life. In order to verify the hypotheses, two empirical studies (N = 187 and N = 177 people) were carried out to determine the nature and extent of the relation-ships between the above factors. The results showed that the religious meaning system was posi-tively linked to eudaimonistic well-being, while negative religious strategy showed a negative relationship with it. There was also a positive relationship between religiosity and the dimensions of meaning in life: presence and search. The presence of meaning in life, in contrast to search, turned out to be a mediator in the relationships of the religious meaning system and religious cop-ing with eudaimonistic well-being.

Keywords: religious meaning system, religious coping, eudaimonistic well-being, sense of meaning in life.



Beata ZARZYCKA (2014). The internal structure of the Polish adaptation of the Religious Comfort and Strain Scale.  Annals of Psychology, 17 (4), 697-710.


Abstract: The aim of this article is to present the theoretical background and internal structure of the Polish adaptation of the Religious Comfort and Strain Scale (RCSS) by Yali, Exline, Wood, and Wor-thington. Exploratory Factor Analysis showed that the Polish adaptation of RCSS has four factors: it consists of a one-dimensional Religious Comfort subscale and three subscales regarding religious strain: (1) Negative emotions toward God, (2) Fear-Guilt and (3) Negative social interactions surrounding religion. The scale's reliability and construct validity are satisfactory. Although fur-ther research is needed, it may be assumed that this tool can be used successfully in research on the functional aspects of religion.

Keywords: religious comfort, religious struggle, measure of religiosity.



Stanisław RADOŃ (2014). The Five-Dimension Attentiveness Questionnaire: A Polish adaptation. Annals of Psychology, 17 (4), 737-758.


Abstract: In this research study the Polish adaptation of the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire (FFMQ; Baer, Smith, Hopkins, Krietemeyer, & Toney, 2006) was developed based on strong results of empirical research. A model of mindfulness was presented in which five factors (Acting With Attention, Nonreactivity, Nonjudging, Observing, and Describing) are cited as essential in facilitat-ing health and well-being. In this study the English version of 39-item FFMQ was used to develop the Polish adaptation. The psychometric properties of the Polish FFMQ were assessed in a sample of 800 people (200 artistically gifted young people aged 15-19 years and 600 adults aged 20-50 years) through a validation procedure (reliability analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, and analy-sis of correlations with other tests measuring psychological variables such as neuroticism, emo-tional stability, rumination, openness to experience, extraversion, and reflection). The results con-firmed the reliability of the test (Cronbach's a = .73-.86), except in the case of the Nonreactivity scale (a = 0,65-0,66) as well as the validity (4-factor hierarchical model without the Observing scale) of the Polish FFMQ for nonclinical populations aged 15-50 years. Replications in meditat-ing samples and in patients are needed.

Keywords: mindfulness, psychometric properties, Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire.



Dorota KUNCEWICZ, Ewa SOKOŁOWSKA, Jolanta SOBKOWICZ (2014). The process of upbringing: An analysis of parents' and their adult children's narrations.  Annals of Psychology, 17 (4), 775-791.


Abstract: Qualitative analysis was conducted concurrently on two subject groups engaged in the upbringing process: parents and their adult children. The narrations, analyzed "in pairs," (n = 26) constituted the answers to the questions: (1) How did you raise your child? (2) How were you raised? The analysis of the narrations (using theory of literature devices) allowed for the isolation of elements of hidden stories (within the confines of a story within a story). As such, we considered communi­cations containing the following information: implied and thematized - at a high level of literary communication and defined in time, told in free-flowing language in which the narrator's distance is the smallest, as well as information which can be attributed to the addresser. Conducting dis-course analysis on persons in monologue pairs allows us to compare whether the worlds presented (human activity, attributed roles, processes, states, experiences, times and places) are the same and alike.

Keywords: upbringing, parent & child, qualitative research, narration.





Łukasz ZABOREK (2014). Selected personal and environmental aspects important in dealing with a catastrophe: Flood victim research report.  Annals of Psychology, 17 (4), 807-818.


Abstract: The article discusses longitudinal psychological examinations of victims of the flood that struck the County of Wilków in the Lubelskie Province, Poland, in 2010. Due to the multifaceted character of the research project, only a part of it is presented here, concerning the psychological and environ-mental variables significant in coping with the effects of the flood. The obtained results, illustrating the subjective importance of the domains described as well as the changes that occurred between 6 and 18 months after the flood, were interpreted in the context of coping with the effects of an eco-logical disaster. The paper describes the main theoretical conclusions emerging from the research and practical implications for activities connected with broadly understood crisis intervention.

Keywords: ecological disaster, flood, coping, stress.

Autor: Karol Juros
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