Impact of perceived self-efficacy in coping with stressors on components of the immune system.

  title={Impact of perceived self-efficacy in coping with stressors on components of the immune system.},
  author={Sue A. Wiedenfeld and Ann O'Leary and Albert Bandura and Sarah P Brown and Sarah Levine and Karel Raska},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={59 5},
This experiment examined the impact of experimentally varied perceived self-efficacy in exercising control over stressors on components of the immunological system. Immunological changes while coping with phobic stressors were measured within an intrasubject control design that included a baseline phase, an efficacy-acquisition phase, and a maximal-efficacy phase. In each of these phases, perceived coping self-efficacy, level of autonomic and endocrine activation, and several components of the… CONTINUE READING


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