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Psychosocial Stress: Trends in Theory and Research is a collection of literatures that discusses the psychosocial basis of psychological distress. The book contains six papers that are organized into three parts. The text first covers the prevalent themes in psychosocial stress research, which include role strains, dimensions of life, and coping efforts. The next part presents the conceptual framework studying for psychosocial stress. The last part tackles the methodological issues in psychosocial stress research. The book will be of great use to students, researchers, and practitioners of psychology. Scientists from related fields such as sociology will also benefit from the book.
Part One Dominant Themes in Research on Psychosocial Stress
1. Role Strains and Personal Stress
The Intellectual Past of Present Interest in Roles
The Concept of Role Strain: Specification and Extensions
Role Strains and the Self
2. Dimensions of Life Events That Influence Psychological Distress: An Evaluation and Synthesis of the Literature
Measurement and Other Methodological Problems
Dimensions of Life Events Most Predictive of Psychological Disturbance
Life Event Processes: Theoretical Implications
3. Direct, Indirect, and Moderating Effects of Social Support on Psychological Distress and Associated Conditions
Evidence for the Relevance of Social Support
A Program of Research on Social Support
Summary and Conclusions
4. Individual Coping Efforts: Moderators of the Relationship between Life Stress and Mental Health Outcomes
Determinants of Coping Usage
The Effectiveness of Coping
Part Two Toward a Theoretical Synthesis
5. Psychological Distress in Sociological Context: Toward a General Theory of Psychosocial Stress
The Social Basis of Psychosocial Stress
Part Three Methodological Issues
6. Methodological Issues in the Study of Psychosocial Stress
Normal Population Surveys
Surveys of Crisis Victims
Prospective Case-Control Studies
Retrospective Case-Control Studies
Evaluating Causal Priority
Decomposing Modifier Effects
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- © Academic Press 1983
- 28th December 1983
- Academic Press
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Texas A&M University, College Station, U.S.A.
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