Coping Strategies on Individuals Who Perform Religious Conversion



By : Respianto

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Faculties : Fakultas Kedokteran

Department : PS. PSIKOLOGI

In communities, we often encountered cases of religious conversion. Religious conversion by Jalaluddin (2012) in general can be interpreted to change religion or converted. Individuals will experience a variety of responses regarding of their choice either of the society from the previous religion and religious communities in the new religion. Various responses occurring in individuals who perform religious conversion will make the individual demonstrate a wide range of coping strategies. Coping strategy is to be studied by researchers for individuals who perform conversions with a variety of respones that emerged from various environments around the individual. This is what researcher will find out about coping strategy in this case. This study uses qualitative research with phenomenological approach. The purpose of this study was to determine the factors that cause religion conversion, response of family and the environment and coping strategies used by individuals who did the religion conversion. This study used four respondents and will be divided into two, individual who perform religion conversion because of the wedding and individual who perform religion conversion because of their own desires. The results of this study are, causes of conversions divided into two due to internal and external factors. Coping strategies were used that religious coping with three types of coping, i.e., self-directing coping style, deffering coping style, and collaborative coping style.

Keyword : Religion, religion conversion, coping strategy, religious coping.

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