Causal links between stressful events, coping style, and adolescent symptomatology

Title

Causal links between stressful events, coping style, and adolescent symptomatology

Creator

Seiffge-Krenke I

Publisher

Journal Of Adolescence

Date

2000

Subject

Female; Humans; Male; Follow-Up Studies; Prospective Studies; Life Change Events; Stress; adolescent; Adaptation; Psychological; Psychological/psychology; Adolescent Behavior/psychology

Description

In a longitudinal study, the causal links between different types of stressors, coping styles and adolescent symptomatology were investigated. A total of 94 adolescents and their mothers participated in three annual assessments of critical life events, daily stressors and coping styles. The longitudinal associations between life events, everyday stressors, a dysfunctional coping style and symptomatology were analyzed via a path-analytic model. Critical life events and daily stressors were found to be strongly related over time; however, the type of stressor was not consistently linked with adolescent symptomatology. In contrast, withdrawal, a form of avoidant coping, emerged as a significant predictor of adolescent symptomatology across all times. Further, emotional and behavioral problems led to a time-lagged increase in withdrawal, creating a vicious circle. The results are discussed with reference to the coping-skill deficit model.
2000

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

675-691

Issue

6

Volume

23

Citation

Seiffge-Krenke I, “Causal links between stressful events, coping style, and adolescent symptomatology,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed January 20, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12320.

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