Control-Oriented Coping Buffers Stress Responses in Evacuees from a Technological Accident
Little is known about how control-oriented coping affects the stress responses in victims of technological catastrophes. In this study, control-oriented coping and immediate stress responses were studied in 40 evacuees (during a nearly 3-week evacuation) from a technological accident and concurrently in 50 participants from a demographically similar comparison site. Control-oriented coping was significantly and negatively associated with psychological, behavioral, and physiological stress responses in evacuees, but not comparison-site participants. This is the first investigation we are aware of relating control-oriented coping to immediate stress responses in the acute phase of exposure to evacuation from a technological accident.
Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research
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Toussaint, Lange, L. J., Chen, W., Hodge, M., O’Connor, M., & Fleming, R. (2017). Control‐Oriented Coping Buffers Stress Responses in Evacuees from a Technological Accident. Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research, 22(3), e12062–n/a. https://doi.org/10.1111/jabr.12062