Psychosocial Stress - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123975607, 9781483288734

Psychosocial Stress

1st Edition

Trends in Theory and Research

Editors: Howard Kaplan
eBook ISBN: 9781483288734
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th December 1983
Page Count: 346
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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.

Table of Contents

Contributors Preface Part One Dominant Themes in Research on Psychosocial Stress

1. Role Strains and Personal Stress Introduction The Intellectual Past of Present Interest in Roles The Concept of Role Strain: Specification and Extensions Role Strains and the Self Conclusions References 2. Dimensions of Life Events That Influence Psychological Distress: An Evaluation and Synthesis of the Literature Introduction Measurement and Other Methodological Problems Dimensions of Life Events Most Predictive of Psychological Disturbance Life Event Processes: Theoretical Implications References 3. Direct, Indirect, and Moderating Effects of Social Support on Psychological Distress and Associated Conditions Introduction Evidence for the Relevance of Social Support A Program of Research on Social Support Theoretical Considerations Summary and Conclusions References 4. Individual Coping Efforts: Moderators of the Relationship between Life Stress and Mental Health Outcomes Introduction Conceptual Issues Determinants of Coping Usage The Effectiveness of Coping Future Directions References

Part Two Toward a Theoretical Synthesis

5. Psychological Distress in Sociological Context: Toward a General Theory of Psychosocial Stress Introduction Psychosocial Stress The Social Basis of Psychosocial Stress Discussion References

Part Three Methodological Issues

6. Methodological Issues in the Study of Psychosocial Stress Introduction Normal Population Surveys Surveys of Crisis Victims Prospective Case-Control Studies Retrospective Case-Control Studies Evaluating


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Howard Kaplan

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Texas A&M University, College Station, U.S.A.

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