Title

Control-Oriented Coping Buffers Stress Responses in Evacuees from a Technological Accident

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2017

Subject Area

ARRAY(0x5575b2b51398)

Abstract

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.

Publication Title

Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research

Volume

22

Issue

3

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1111/jabr.12062

ISSN

10712089

E-ISSN

17519861

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