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Resilience in response to life stress: the effects of coping style and cognitive hardiness


Beasley, MK and Thompson, T and Davidson, JA, Resilience in response to life stress: the effects of coping style and cognitive hardiness, Personality and Individual Differences, 34, (1) pp. 77-95. ISSN 0191-8869 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S0191-8869(02)00027-2


Direct effects and buffering models were tested in relation to cognitive hardiness and coping for general health and psychological functioning. Mature age university students (N=187) completed measures assessing life event stress and traumatic life experiences (independent variables) cognitive hardiness and coping style (moderator variables), and general health, somatization, anxiety and depression (dependent variables). In general results supported a direct effects model of the relationship between life stress and psychological health. Cognitive hardiness, aspects of coping style and negative life events directly impacted on measures of psychological and somatic distress. In several cases there was also support for a buffering model in which cognitive hardiness moderated the effects of emotional coping or adverse life events on psychological distress. © 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Social and personality psychology
Research Field:Personality and individual differences
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in psychology
UTAS Author:Beasley, MK (Ms Margaret Beasley)
UTAS Author:Thompson, T (Dr Ted Thompson)
UTAS Author:Davidson, JA (Dr John Davidson)
ID Code:26262
Year Published:2003
Web of Science® Times Cited:207
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2003-08-01
Last Modified:2004-04-21

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