Sense of coherence, life stress, and psychological distress: a prospective methodological inquiry

Title

Sense of coherence, life stress, and psychological distress: a prospective methodological inquiry

Creator

Flannery Jr RB; Flannery GJ

Publisher

Journal Of Clinical Psychology

Date

1990

Subject

Female; Humans; Male; Adult; Prospective Studies; Middle Aged; Problem Solving; Life Change Events; Internal-External Control; Psychometrics; Personality Inventory; Reference Values; Adaptation; Psychological; Anxiety/psychology; Arousal; Depression/psychology

Description

Antonovsky (1987) has proposed the Sense of Coherence (SOC) as a global perceptual predisposition in responding to life stress. Composed of comprehensibility, manageability, and meaningfulness, this construct has been associated with more adaptive coping in previous cross-sectional studies. This prospective study (N = 95) investigated the association of SOC (assessed by Antonovsky's measure) with life stress and symptoms. SOC was correlated negatively with life stress and symptoms and appeared to mitigate the impact of life stress. SOC was not found to be a buffer variable. Implications of these findings are presented, as are methodological issues that concern Antonovsky's measure.

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Type

Journal Article

Citation

Flannery Jr RB; Flannery GJ, “Sense of coherence, life stress, and psychological distress: a prospective methodological inquiry,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed December 5, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12555.

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