An idiographic and nomothetic assessment of coping with daily stressors : issues of consistency and effectiveness

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Carol Ann Dolan (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Jacquelyn W. White

Abstract: This study describes an individual and group assessment of coping with daily stressors. Specific daily stressors, perceived and reported as stressful by subjects were examined in an attempt to better understand the relationship among stressful daily hassles, the types of coping strategies used in these situations, and the outcomes these strategies have on terms of perceived effectiveness. At the individual level, an individual's "typical" coping patterns, their self-perceived degree of effectiveness and the extent to which these patterns were used consistently were examined. On the group level, general patterns of coping strategies, and the relationship between coping and effectiveness were investigated. The multiplist approach to personality assessment was used as a general framework in which a broad range of behaviors (coping strategies), settings (contexts), occasions (25 episodes) and respondents were used in order to generate a thorough system of description, measurement and evaluation of coping with daily stress in the naturalistic settings in which coping occurs.

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Language: English
Date: 1986
Stress (Psychology) $x Research
Adjustment (Psychology)
Life skills

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