Positive mental health in caregivers: A mixed methods study of religion and virtue across four countries and religious traditions

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  • Emory University

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  • Ongoing

Positive mental health in caregivers: A mixed methods study of religion and virtue across four countries and religious traditions

This interdisciplinary, cross-cultural study seeks to understand pathways for sustaining positive mental health among caregivers of orphans living in four countries (India, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Cambodia) and of four religious traditions (Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism). This qualitative and quantitative study includes interviews, surveys, and diaries. The findings aim to advance theoretical concepts of stress, coping, and well-being; to inform the measurement of virtue; and to provide practical guidance on how caregivers in challenging contexts can flourish.

This project will provide practical guidance on how caregivers in challenging contexts can flourish.