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A sociological perspective on stress, health, and coping, and an examination of a proposed coping framework: the coping repertoire approach

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dc.contributor.supervisor Roberts, Lance W. (Sociology) en_US
dc.contributor.author Melnyk, Timothy Steven
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-08T13:15:45Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-08T13:15:45Z
dc.date.issued 2011-09-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4847
dc.description.abstract Coping is understood to be a protective measure against internal or external demands perceived as stressful. As such, mental health outcomes are partially dependent on one’s choice of coping strategies. The work of Folkman and Lazarus provides the theory which frames the stress-coping relationship, while Corey Keyes’ “complete state model of health” guides the conceptualization and interpretation of mental health. The study’s data come from the Survey on Health and Well-Being (Peter, 2008), with a sample size of 1,245 undergraduate students. Using multiple regression, this project explores the hypothesis that coping will moderate the stress-health relationship, or that stress will modify the coping-health relationship. Furthermore, discriminant analysis was used to determine whether a new coping ‘repertoire’ classification could be derived from the Ways of Coping subscales. Results did not reveal an interaction effect between stress and coping. Findings were supportive of the proposed six category coping ‘repertoire’ classification. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject stress en_US
dc.subject coping en_US
dc.subject health en_US
dc.title A sociological perspective on stress, health, and coping, and an examination of a proposed coping framework: the coping repertoire approach en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Sociology en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Wilkinson, Lori (Sociology) Cox, Brian (Psychiatry) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2011 en_US


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