Coping strategies as predictors of strain

Gow, Kathryn & Litchfield, Kim (2002) Coping strategies as predictors of strain. Journal of Applied Health Behaviour, 4(1-2), pp. 36-45.


Determined how problem-focused and emotion-focused coping strategies mediated strain in 180 males and 68 females (all aged 17-59 yrs) in administrative, supervisory and managerial roles. Respondents completed the revised Ways of Coping Scale, the Occcupational Roles Questionnaire and the Personal Strain Questionnaire. Canonical correlation analysis indicated a positive relationship between organizational stressors and psychological strain. Those with more role overload, responsibility and role boundary stressors experienced more physical strain, psychological strain, vocational strain and interpersonal strain. The direct effects models were used to evaluate coping strategies as mediators of the stress-strain relationships. The increased use of problem-focused coping decreased psychological strain, while the increased use of emotion-focused coping increased psychological strain. However no indirect (interaction) effects were found. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)

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ID Code: 22839
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: problem focused vs emotion focus coping strategies, strain, administrative roles, supervisory roles, managerial roles, stress, personnel
ISSN: 1325-782X
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Deposited On: 17 Jun 2009 13:26
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2009 21:18

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