Responding to stress without negative side effects Public Deposited

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  • This study examines variables that may be involved in coping with life change. A volunteer sample of undergraduate psychology students (N = 57) completed a battery of self reports and participated in an individual structured interview covering the areas of life change, coping processes, and social milieu. A Coping Index was calculated by regressing measures of symptoms: Profile of Mood States, Beck Depression Inventory, and the Somatic Scale of the Hopkins Symptom Checklist; with a measure of stress, the Hassles Scale. The residuals of this regression formed the Coping Index. Individuals who reported fewer symptoms than predicted by the Hassles Scale received a positive score, while individuals who reported more symptoms than predicted were given a negative score. Measures hypothesized to have a relationship to coping were then regressed with the Coping Index. These measures were: The Arizona Social Support Interview Schedule, Utilization of Social Support Scale, The Ways of Coping Checklist, Internal/External Locus of Control Scale, and the Tolerance, Flexibility, Sociability, and Self-acceptance scales of the California Psychological Inventory. The data showed that there is a significant negative relationship between the Wishful Thinking scale of The Ways of Coping Checklist, a coping process measure, and the Coping Index, and the Social Network scale of the Utilization of Social Support scale and the Coping Index. Discussion focused on the importance of the coping process and the social interactions available to the individual in their environment. Limitations of the study were also expanded.
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