Personality characteristics as moderators of the relationship between stress and disorder.

Sheldon Cohen, Jeffrey Edwards

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This chapter explores the roles of personal resources (relatively stable individual differences) in the buffering of stress-induced disorder / examples of personal resources studied include hardiness, locus of control, self-esteem, private self-consciousness, and type A behavior pattern / we propose a model suggesting how personal characteristics might influence the process by which stress results in disorder, discuss methodological and conceptual issues involved in testing the moderating role of personal resources, and critically review the existing literature / most of the studies reviewed in this chapter index symptoms of psychological or physical distress rather than extreme disorder (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in the investigation of psychological stress.
EditorsRichard W J Neufeld
Place of PublicationOxford, England
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd
Number of pages49
ISBN (Print)978-0471815983
Publication statusPublished - 1989


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