The effect of social coping resources and growth-fostering relationships on infertility stress in women

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Jane E. Myers, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The experience of infertility creates negative economic, physical, ,social, and psychological effects, especially for women, This often results in multiple stresses and needs for coping in these women. Because the manner in which women cope with these experiences are not fully understood, existing counseling interventions fail to adequately meet the needs of women experiencing infertility. Eighty-three women receiving varied services at assisted reproduction clinics participated in a study of the relationship between the use of social coping resources, growth fostering relationships, and infertility stress. The results support the use of social coping resources for coping with infertility stress. In addition, the results indicate the usefulness of understanding the types of growth-fostering relationships that can be an additional resource for helping counselors conceptualize women’s experiences an design effective interventions to kelp women rope with infertility stress

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Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 24(1), 68-80
Language: English
Date: 2002
infertility stress, social coping resources, growth-fostering relationships, women

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