Internal vs. external determinants of coping responses to stressful life-events in the elderly.

@article{Patterson1990InternalVE,
  title={Internal vs. external determinants of coping responses to stressful life-events in the elderly.},
  author={Thomas L Patterson and Lawrence W. Smith and Igor Grant and Paul C Clopton and S A Josepho and Joel Yager},
  journal={The British journal of medical psychology},
  year={1990},
  volume={63 ( Pt 2)},
  pages={149-60}
}
Coping appears to function in the relationship between stressful life-events and health. Factors that may influence an individual's use of a particular coping strategy, however, are not well understood. Coping consistency within individuals and across situations was examined in a longitudinal study of 74 independently living elderly persons, as were the… CONTINUE READING