The Personal Functioning of Pastors: A Review of Empirical Research with Implications for the Care of Pastors

Volume
Volume 25
Issue
Summer 1997
Title
The Personal Functioning of Pastors: A Review of Empirical Research with Implications for the Care of Pastors
Abstract

The present article surveys the available empirical research on the personal (psychological/spiritual) functioning of pastors. The literature is divided into six major areas: emotional well-being, stress and coping, marital/divorce adjustment, family adjustment, burnout, and impairment. The research in each area is critically reviewed and summarized, and directions for future research are suggested. The primary conclusion is that interpersonal/relational deficits are associated with the vast majority of psychological problems faced by pastors, and thus need to be addressed, particularly at an early stage of the pastor'€™s career.

Author
Dr. T.W. Hall
Pages
240 - 253
Price
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