Brough, Paula; O'Driscoll, Michael Patrick; Kalliath, Thomas
The assessment of self-report coping continues to pose difficulties for stress and coping research. The inclusion of multiple coping constructs, as well as the distinction between state and trait-based coping continues to be largely overlooked. Edwards' (1988) Cybernetic Stress Theory recognizes coping as a cyclic ongoing comparison of an individual's desired state with their current state. The Cybernetic Coping Scale (CSS), devised from this theory, acknowledges the function of coping as both...[Show more]
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