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Titolo:
STRESS, COPING, AND SOCIAL SUPPORT PROCESSES - WHERE ARE WE - WHAT NEXT
Autore:
THOITS PA;
Indirizzi:
VANDERBILT UNIV,DEPT SOCIOL,BOX 1811-B NASHVILLE TN 37235
Titolo Testata:
Journal of health and social behavior
, , anno: 1995,
pagine: 53 - 79
SICI:
0022-1465(1995):<53:SCASSP>2.0.ZU;2-R
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
UNDESIRABLE LIFE EVENTS; MUTUAL-HELP GROUPS; MENTAL-HEALTH; PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS; SOCIOECONOMIC-STATUS; MARITAL-STATUS; OCCUPATIONAL STRESS; PERSONAL CONTROL; ECONOMIC-STRESS; SEX-DIFFERENCES;
Tipo documento:
Review
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
Citazioni:
203
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Citazione:
P.A. Thoits, "STRESS, COPING, AND SOCIAL SUPPORT PROCESSES - WHERE ARE WE - WHAT NEXT", Journal of health and social behavior, 1995, pp. 53-79

Abstract

I review existing knowledge, unanswered questions, and new directionsin research on stress, coping resource, coping strategies, and socialsupport processes. New directions in research on stressors include examining the differing impacts of stress across a range of physical andmental health outcomes, the ''carry-overs'' of stress from one role domain or stage of life into another, the benefits derived from negative experiences, and the determinants of the meaning of stressors. Although a sense of personal control and perceived social support influencehealth and mental health both directly and as stress buffers, the theoretical mechanisms through which they do so still require elaborationand testing. New work suggests that coping flexibility and structuralconstraints on individuals' coping efforts may be important to pursue. Promising new directions in social support research include studies of the negative effects of social relationships and of support giving,mutual coping and support-giving dynamics, optimal ''matches'' between individuals' needs and support received, and properties of groups which can provide a sense of social support. Qualitative comparative analysis, optimal matching analysis, and event-structure analysis are newtechniques which may help advance research in these broad topic areas. To enhance the effectiveness of coping and social support interventions, intervening mechanisms need to be better understood. Nevertheless, the policy implications of stress research are clear and are important given current interest in health care reform in the United Stares.

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