The first is that the threat of death and end of life issues may be construed as unwanted stressful events.
Second, as research on the stress process reveals, people do not always respond to life events in a passive manner.
There is a plethora of research on death-related issues.
Entire volumes have been devoted to studies on bereavement (Stroebe, 2008), there are numerous reviews of the literature on death anxiety (e.g., Missler et al., 2011), and a number of journals specialize in the study of topics associated with death (i.e., ).
However, Koss (2018) relies on measures of religion (e.g., religious affiliation, the frequency of church attendance, and the frequency of prayer) that do not directly capture the ways in which religion might be used to cope with stressors associated with end of life issues.
A direct examination of specific religious coping resources may reveal two things.
First, Krause, Shaw, and Cairney (2004) report that traumatic life events that arise between the ages of 18 and 30 appear to have the strongest negative relationship with health in old age.
This suggests that the period between age 18 and 30 may be a time when people are especially vulnerable to the effects of stress.
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