Locus of control, cognitive appraisal, and coping in stressful episodes.

  title={Locus of control, cognitive appraisal, and coping in stressful episodes.},
  author={Katharine R. Parkes},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={46 3},
Evidence suggests that internals and externals differ in the nature and effectiveness of their coping behavior. This study investigated locus of control and coping processes in relation to specific stressful episodes reported by 171 female student nurses. Scores on each of three measures (General Coping, Direct Coping, and Suppression) that were derived from the "Ways of Coping" Questionnaire were analyzed to examine the role of appraisal (in terms of the extent to which the situation was… CONTINUE READING

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