Coping through emotional approach: problems of conceptualization and confounding.

@article{Stanton1994CopingTE,
  title={Coping through emotional approach: problems of conceptualization and confounding.},
  author={Annette L. Stanton and Sharon Danoff-Burg and Christine L. Cameron and Aleksander P. J. Ellis},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1994},
  volume={66 2},
  pages={350-62}
}
Two studies supported hypotheses that (a) published scales tapping coping through processing and expressing emotion are confounded with psychopathology; (b) previously demonstrated relations between emotional approach coping (EAC) and maladjustment are partially spurious; and (c) EAC, when tapped by items uncontaminated by distress, is beneficial under specific conditions. In Study 1, 194 psychologists rated a majority of published items, but no author-constructed EAC item, as indicative of… CONTINUE READING

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