ABSTRACT

In the framework of the international project on meaning-making coping, a qualitative interview study was conducted in South Korea to explore the use of meaning-making coping (existential secular, spiritual and religious coping) among cancer patients in Korea and to investigate the impact of culture on choice of coping methods. Interview questions for the study in Korea were mainly constructed based on the results from the Swedish study (Ahmadi, 2006; Ahmadi, 2015). Some questions were modified to adapt them to the Korean culture.