Gender differences in the effectiveness of coping with dysphoria: A longitudinal study

Dawn M. Moeller, Steven Richards, Karen Hooker, Andrew Ursino

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Abstract

This study examined whether men use more effective means of coping with dysphoria on their own than do women. Forty-four male and female college students who reported feeling dysphoric were evaluated on their coping styles at three intervals in a six and a half week time spanThe findings suggest that men and women do not use significantly different appraisal and coping techniquesFor both sexes, problem-focused coping was associated with less dysphoria over timewhereas emotion-focused coping was associated with more dysphoria over timeKeeping anger in was associated with more dysphoria over time for womenIn addition, the way in which the situation was appraised influenced the level of dysphoria over time for both sexes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-357
Number of pages9
JournalCounselling Psychology Quarterly
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 1992

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