Conservation of resources. A new attempt at conceptualizing stress.

@article{Hobfoll1989ConservationOR,
  title={Conservation of resources. A new attempt at conceptualizing stress.},
  author={S. Hobfoll},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  year={1989},
  volume={44 3},
  pages={
          513-24
        }
}
  • S. Hobfoll
  • Published 1989
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The American psychologist
Major perspectives concerning stress are presented with the goal of clarifying the nature of what has proved to be a heuristic but vague construct. Current conceptualizations of stress are challenged as being too phenomenological and ambiguous, and consequently, not given to direct empirical testing. Indeed, it is argued that researchers have tended to avoid the problem of defining stress, choosing to study stress without reference to a clear framework. A new stress model called the model of… Expand
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