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Siroj Sorajjakool
Research & Grantsmanship    Funded Research Project (PI)
  • Sorajjakool, Siroj. Pastoral Counseling in East Asia. Completed.

    ( 6/2012 - 8/2012 )
  •  Sorajjakool, Siroj, "Hmongs in Northern Thailand and Health Beliefs and Pratices: Qualitative Research," on-going. Grant from the Center for Spiritual Life and Wholeness.    ( 11/2011 - 12/2011 )
  •  Sorajjakool, Siroj "Buddhist Monks and Mental Health in Thailand: Qualitative Research," on-going.  ( 9/2011 )
  • Sorajjakool, S. Human Trafficking in Thailand ( 9/2009 - 6/2010 )
  •  Sorajjakool, S. "Sex Workers in Thailand, Every Day Life, and Religion"  ( 9/2009 - 12/2009 )
  • Sorajjakool, S. Sex Workers in Thailand and the Role of Religion ( 8/2008 - 6/2009 )
    This is a qualitative research that seek to understand the role of religion among sex wokers in Thailand.  This study involves interviewing 12 sex workers in Bangkok regardin their work in the sex industry and the role religion plays in their day-to-day activities.  This research is funded by the School of Religion. 
  • Sorajjakool, S. and Naewbood, S. Hypertension and the Role of Religion ( 10/2008 - 4/2009 )
    This study seeks to investigate the role religion may play amon hypertensive patients in an attempt to understand behavioral changes among this population. 
  • Sorajjakool, S. Child Prostitution in Thailand ( 12/2001 - 11/2002 )
    A qualitative study investigating the problems related to children in the sex industry in thailand from the period between 1980-2000. 
  Non-Funded Research Project
  • Sorajjakool, S. and Farjam, F. "Comparative Spirituality: Exploring the Impact of Life Events on Spiritual Perspective and Development" ( 7/2008 - 2/2009 )
    An preliminary survey of comparative spirituality by analysing randomly selected transcripts from four populations on the impact of spirituality (cancer patients, chronic pain patients, depressed patients, and homeless people). 
  • Sorajjakool, S., Aja, V., Ramirez, J. Earll, A. Spirituality, Meaning and Depression ( 9/2005 - 8/2007 )
    This is a qualitative study investigating the role meaning and spirituality play among participants suffering from severe depression
  • Sorajjakool, S. Buddhist Monks and Their Perspective on Pastoral and Practical Theology ( 6/2005 - 7/2006 )
    A qualitative study based on interviews with 10 Buddhist monks in Southern California and Thailand. 
  • Sorajjakool, S. Thompson, K., Earll, A., Aveling, A. Spirituality, Meanings, and Pain ( 12/2004 - 6/2005 )
  • Sorajjakool, S.  Women''s Experiences with AIDS: A Cross-cultural Reflection on Factors Enhancing the Ability to Cope with Terminal Illness: A Qualitative Study ( 12/2004 - 6/2005 )
  • Sorajjakool, S. and Seyle, B. Theological Strategies, Meaning, and Coping with Breast Cancer: A Qualitative Study ( 3/2003 - 6/2004 )
  • Sorajjakool, S. A Study of Chuang Tzu''s Approach to the Practice of Non-doing and Its Applications toward the Art of Healing: Philosophical and Psychological Reflections ( 6/2003 - 12/2003 )
    This study is scheduled to be published by Templeton Foundation Press, March 2009.
  Abstracts Reporting Research -- Peer Reviewed
  • Aveling, L., Lee, S., Grant, V., Sorajjakool, S., Gate, J, Venden, L., and Fox, C. "Relationship with God predicts less Anxiety in Diabetes Patients." Alumni Association, School of Medicine . (2003): -. ( 1/2003 )
  • Aveling, L., Lee, S., Grant, V., Sorajjakool, S., Gate, J, Venden, L., and Fox, C. "Relationship with God predicts Better Compliance in Diabetes Patients." Alumni Association, School of Medicine . (2003): -. ( 1/2003 )