Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Religion and Mental Health, ICRMH 2019, 18 - 19 September 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia

Research Article

Religious Practices as Stress Management Among Young Muslims in Indonesia

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.18-9-2019.2293455,
        author={Yufi  Adriani and Desi  Yustari},
        title={Religious Practices as Stress Management Among Young Muslims in Indonesia},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Religion and Mental Health, ICRMH 2019, 18 - 19 September 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICRMH},
        year={2020},
        month={3},
        keywords={religious stress management young muslims indonesia},
        doi={10.4108/eai.18-9-2019.2293455}
    }
    
  • Yufi Adriani
    Desi Yustari
    Year: 2020
    Religious Practices as Stress Management Among Young Muslims in Indonesia
    ICRMH
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.18-9-2019.2293455
Yufi Adriani1,*, Desi Yustari1
  • 1: Faculty of Psychology, UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta
*Contact email: yufi.adriani@uinjkt.ac.id

Abstract

This research explored the religious practices as stress management among young Indonesian Muslims. The aim of the study was to explain how religiosity as experienced understood by a group of 12 young people studying at a large public Islamic university in Jakarta and could be managed them stress well. Interviews with the participants about their religious practices and stress management were analysed. Findings showed that religion played a role in the way the study participants managed stress. All of them had experienced stress deriving from different areas of their life. Some of them felt that religion could help them to overcome such stress and reported using the religious practice to address stress, even though this approach tended not to occur to them until after they had already experienced the stressful event. Sources of stress reported by the participants in this study generally related to their university studies and relationships with family and friends, including romantic relationships