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Coping resources and coping behaviour
TESt: everything up until todays lec.
-19 mcqsfrom readings (95%are from readings, couple that cud come from lec; 9
marks worth fill in the blanks (for some ud have options in the brackets); few short
answers, one essay qs (3 qs, u pick 1.). pay attention to the instructions. Outa 50
marks.
- no details like percentages etc. but general trends etc.
-a section dedicated to someone who came up wid terminology. Esp names covered
in class. Imp.
-ull have space on the test to write.
-no point forms. Write in proper English (paras).
Mediating /moderating resources
[scenarios given and tell wat that is. Know egs]
-wat ure in soc eco strata= stressors exposed. Direct effect on mental health
outcomes. Acute/chronic etc.
-direct effect or thru stress proliferation(thru secondary stressmental health
outcome.
Mediating ). U have to take into account the coping resources/behaviours/networks.
eco hardship can effect ur coping resources (leads to losing friends)mental
health problem.
-two way…that our soc resources/coping behaviour can effect the typa stress were
exposed to.
-moderating can effect the whole relationship.
-mediating:
-moderating:
Coping resources and behavior:
-its an interaction. the effect of a stressor on mental health will b moderated by typa
coping resources/moderators. At the same level of stress, if one of us has soc support,
we wont experience that effect of the stressor. . the moderating effect is also known
as buffering effect/hypothesis
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Coping:
buncha coping factors.
-social /personal.
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-social resources: social spport etc
-coping resources that are personal: personality etc
-strategies( how do u behave/change the situation )= cognitive/denial /selective or
positive comparisons. Etc.
Sense of coherence:
-very positive view. Its fatalistic. U believe anything that happensd lead to sth good.
it was meant to be. Form of coping resource
Hardiness (Kabosa)
-3 characteristics:
-they try to b actively involced in life activities. See change as beneficial. See it as a
challenge.
-ifure a hardy person its good.
Sense of control (SOC)
-wat happens to me is upto me. I have control over wat happens to my life. No one
else is controlling my fate.
-personal powernessness( nothing is in our hands, and nothing we can do abt it.)<-
opposite to it.
-mastery etc. they allmean having high sense of control.
Mirowsky and Ross
-most imp coping resource.
-(too much sense of control is bad . )
Other explanations:
-flexibility increases ur sense of control. If sth goes wrong, u try to change
thesituation. If life gives u lemon, make lemonade.
-too much trust aint good.
doesnt mean everyone wid high sense of control has lower distress.
Basic pattern wat it looks like. As sense ofcontrol increases, distress decreases. Until
a point where theres a slight upturn. Theres only a certain level upto which it
decreases distress. Too much instrumentalism/sense of control isnt good.
SOC: main effect:
-they’re part of sense of control.
-the more the things thatd happen to ur lifemore awards etc, increase in SOC.
-ple not having high sense of control, theydont try to cope, dont try to change it.
-if ure good in this life, ull b good in the after life (before marx)
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-fatalist: wid no sense of control/powerlessness.
-instrumentalist: high sense of control low powerlessness
SOC: mediating effect:
-mediating effect is part of coping model. Stressor u have decrease low sense of
controlleads to distress.
Suppression effect:
-part of deterring model.
ur sense of control can decreasestressorlower distress.
here, SOC comes before the stressor. And in other model it was after stressor.
-wen ure teenager and not time to have a child..that cud lead to distress . but if u
have supporting parents/partner, it cud b a better experience.
Moderating effect?
-part of coping model.
- high level of eco hardshiphi distress, but those wid high SOC wid not lead to high
distress.
(same graph in lec slides)
-we can substitute SOC wid support system/networks/hardiness, etc. (moderating
effect)
Sociodemographics.
-low education (parents/kid),
-can also vary by ur gender. Men identify so much wid their role as breadwinner that
loss of ecco hardship effects them more than women. Men wid low soc have it really
ruff compared to women.
-minority status: in USminority low SOC. Undesirable events - Sm1 getting
raped , etc. age. As u age, soc decrease…diseases/retirement etc.
Graph:
-22,500 canadians. Very representative.
-sense of control is low in those in some elementary school edu, increases in those
wid some university edu..same as ba, ma. Diploma a bit low.
-the reason sense of control increase in uni is that u deal wid deadlines, crappy
profss etc. have to write papers /wrk as consultant etc.
Graph:
those wid no eco hardship have low sense of control almost the same as those who
have eco hardship.
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Document Summary

Coping resources and coping behaviour: test: everything up until today"s lec. No details like percentages etc. but general trends etc. A section dedicated to someone who came up wid terminology. U"ll have space on the test to write. Write in proper english (paras): mediating /moderating resources. Wat u"re in soc eco strata= stressors exposed. Direct effect or thru stress proliferation(thru secondary stressmental health outcome: mediating ). U have to take into account the coping resources/behaviours/networks. eco hardship can effect ur coping resources (leads to losing friends)mental health problem. Two way that our soc resources/coping behaviour can effect the typa stress we"re exposed to. Its an interaction. the effect of a stressor on mental health will b moderated by typa coping resources/moderators. At the same level of stress, if one of us has soc support, we wont experience that effect of the stressor. the moderating effect is also known as buffering effect/hypothesis : coping: buncha coping factors.