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J Behav Med. 1992 Apr;15(2):127-41.

The relationship of dispositional optimism, daily life stress, and domestic environment to coping methods used by cancer patients.

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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030.

Abstract

The relationship of dispositional optimism, daily life stress, and domestic environment to two types of coping methods was examined in a group of 94 cancer patients. As expected, dispositional optimism and domestic environment made significant contributions to the prediction of avoidance coping. Dispositional optimism contributed significantly to the prediction of active-behavioral coping. Specifically, a significant positive relationship was obtained between active-behavioral coping and optimism. A significant positive relationship also was found between avoidance coping and both daily stress and domestic environment. Avoidance coping was negatively related to dispositional optimism. In multivariate analyses, gender and disease-related variables did not make significant contributions to the prediction of coping method. Suggestions for future research were made.

PMID:
1583677
DOI:
10.1007/bf00848321
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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