VOLUME 7 ISSUE 2 FALL 2021

7 4 S p i r i t ua l i t y S t u d i e s 7 - 2 Fa l l 2 0 2 1 3 Results A correlation analysis was performed to verify the relation - ship between the posttraumatic growth and religious analy- sis. We assumed there was a statistically significant positive relationship between the religious orientation and posttrau- matic growth. Table 2. Correlation Analysis of Posttraumatic Growth and Religiousness Searching Extrinsic Religiousness Intrinsic Religiousness Posttraumatic Growth Pearson’s r 0.351 0.320 0.388 p-value <.001 <.001 <.001 Based on the results shown in the Table 2, it can be conclud- ed that a medium-strong, statistically significant, positive correlation was found between the domains of religious ori- entation and posttraumatic growth. We further used comparative analysis to compare the post- traumatic growth in religious and non-religious cancer pa- tients. We assumed that the religious cancer patients would show statistically significant higher levels of posttraumatic growth as opposed to the non-religious cancer patients. Table 3. Comparative Analysis of Posttraumatic Growth in Religious and Non-Religious Cancer Patients Group N M SD Mdn U-value df p Cohen’s d Posttraumatic Growth Religious 90 75.10 18.00 80.00 1657 136 0.012 0.430 Non-Religious 48 66.70 22.50 70.50 The results in the Table 3 show we found a statistically sig - nificant difference in the overall posttraumatic growth score (p = 0.012; d = 0.4) between religious and non-religious can - cer patients. The difference was of a medium effect size.

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