Coping with interpersonal stress: role of big five traits

Title

Coping with interpersonal stress: role of big five traits

Creator

Lee-Baggley D; Preece M; DeLongis A

Publisher

Journal Of Personality

Date

2005

Subject

Humans; Interpersonal Relations; Prospective Studies; Stress; Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support; Adaptation; Psychological; Family/psychology; Statistical; Factor Analysis; Psychological/psychology; Marriage/psychology; Personality; Couples Therapy/methods

Description

Seventy-one couples living in a stepfamily context reported interpersonal family stressors and related coping strategies daily for 1 week in a daily process study. The role of personality and of the stressful context in each of the spouse's coping was examined. Personality was assessed via the Five-Factor Model (Neuroticism, Extraversion, Openness to Experience, Agreeableness, and Conscientiousness). Two types of stressors emerged as primary dimensions of stepfamily stress: marital conflict and child misbehavior. These were treated as contextual factors in multilevel modeling analyses examining the independent and interactive effects of personality and situation on coping. Nine subscales of coping were examined based on three main functions of coping: problem-, emotion- and relationship-focused. Both the situational context and the five dimensions of personality examined were significantly and independently related to coping-strategy use. Moreover, there were significant personality-by-context interactions. The present study highlights the importance of considering personality in context when examining coping behaviors.

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Volume

5

Citation

Lee-Baggley D; Preece M; DeLongis A, “Coping with interpersonal stress: role of big five traits,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed January 18, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/13457.

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