The relationship of coping style to dysphoria, anxiety, and anger

Sherry L. Whatley, April C. Foreman, Steven Richards

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Abstract

This study examines Problem-focused Coping and Emotion-focused Coping, as measured by the Revised Ways of Coping Checklist, in relation to Dysphoria, Anxiety, Anger, Social Support, and course grades in psychology. Women university students (N = 245) were assessed two times six weeks apart. Problem-focused Coping was significantly negatively correlated with scores on the Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression scale and with scores on the Self-rating Anxiety Scale at both time periods. Emotion-focused Coping was significantly positively correlated with scores on these scales and with scores on the State-Trait Anger scale at both times. Emotion-focused Coping was significantly negatively correlated with scores on the Social Support Questionnaire at both times and significantly negatively correlated with grades.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)783-791
Number of pages9
JournalPsychological reports
Volume83
Issue number3 PART 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1998

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