Spirituality, which advocates non-material values, plays an important role in a victim’s recovery. Having a faith can help survivors more than non-believers. Many studies have explored the role of religion in coping capacity. For example, a longitudinal study of 135 individuals who were grieving a death or trauma found that the strength of spiritual belief was an independently significant predictor of the symptoms of grief.
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Disaster Phases: Recovery
Types of Actors Concerned: Non-active citizens