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Latest Coping Stories

2008-06-03 03:00:10

By Li, Ming-hui College students often live stressful lives, yet some college students appear to adapt better than their peers in similar situations. Active coping appears to be a vital factor that contributes to a successful adaptation. This study explored relative effectiveness among stress, secure attachment, and the trait of resilience in predicting active coping in high, general, and low stress situations. General stress situations are referred to as a combination of high and low...

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2008-06-02 16:36:02

A University of Buffalo study has found that people who do not discuss traumatic experiences fare better than those who fully express their emotions after the event. The researchers examined 3,000 study participants who took different approaches to stress management in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The participants completed online surveys in the days immediately following the attacks and over the course of the next two years. The participants were assigned to different groups based...

2008-03-12 03:00:15

By Steinhardt, Mary Dolbier, Christyn Abstract. Objective: In this pilot study, the authors examined the effectiveness of a 4-week resilience intervention to enhance resilience, coping strategies, and protective factors, as well as decrease symptomatology during a period of increased academic stress. Participants and Methods: College students were randomly assigned to experimental (n = 30) and wait-list control (n = 27) groups. The experimental group received a psychoeducational...

2007-05-01 06:00:13

By Chinery, Winifred KEYWORDS Alleviation, Humour, Operating theatre, Stress The use of humour was reviewed to establish whether it could be used constructively to reduce work-related stress within the perioperative environment. It is clear from the review that further research is required in order to gain a better understanding of the concept of humour and its uses in healthcare and it is hoped that this review will contribute towards the increasing body of knowledge in this field....

2007-01-02 03:00:12

By Richmond, Arin; Skitmore, Martin ABSTRACT Information technology (IT) project managers face a multitude of stressors in their workplaces. This has implications not only for the individual practitioners but also for their employers and society. Exactly what stressors are faced by IT project managers and how they cope with them has received little attention in the literature. In addressing this situation, this paper reports on an exploratory study aimed at identifying the sources of...

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2005-12-27 10:40:00

NEW YORK -- Teens who have a secure relationship with their parents show faster development of coping skills than their peers with insecure parental ties, a new study shows. "This study presents the first evidence that secure individuals seek support and reflect upon possible solutions more frequently and become increasingly competent in dealing with a variety of stressors from early adolescence to young adulthood," Dr. Inge Seiffge-Krenke of Mainz University in Germany and Wim Beyers of...

2005-06-17 13:25:00

Ever stood on the tee and as you feel the eyes on the other golfers on you, your heart starts to race, your palms become sweaty, and you worry about making a mess of the shot? If this has happened, you are experiencing performance stress. A new study from the University of Alberta shows the strategies that elite golfers use to manage performance stress effectively. A study of 18 of Ireland's best young international male golfers aged 14 to 21 revealed differences between golfers' attempts at...

2004-11-25 03:00:18

Little is known about the efficacy of Internet Parent Support Groups (IPSGs). This exploratory study describes factors related to use of Internet Parent Support Groups (IPSGs) by primary caregivers of Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN). An Internet survey was administered to 114 participants using stress and coping theory as a guide for measuring perceived satisfaction, Stressors, social support, personal characteristics, appraisal, positive and negative emotion, coping, timing,...