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Does Appraisal Mediate the Relationship Between Neuroticism and Maladaptive Coping? A Pilot Study in the Context of University Exams

Boyes, Mark E.; French, Davina

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This pilot study examined relationships between neuroticism, appraisal, and coping in a sample of undergraduate students (N = 77) prior to sitting university exams. Results replicated previous findings that neuroticism is significantly correlated with avoidance coping and maladaptive forms of emotion focused coping (such as emotional venting), whilst overcoming the limitations of dispositional coping measures and minimizing the time-lags associated with retrospective coping measurement. Results...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/17804
Source: Individual Differences Research

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