Managing Stress and Maintaining Well-Being: Social Support, Problem-Focused Coping, and Avoidant Coping

  title={Managing Stress and Maintaining Well-Being: Social Support, Problem-Focused Coping, and Avoidant Coping},
  author={Ruth Chu‐Lien Chao},
  journal={Journal of Counseling and Development},
  • R. Chao
  • Published 1 July 2011
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Counseling and Development
This study tested a model that links stress, social support, problem-focused coping, and well-being. First, it looks at how high support significantly moderated the association between stress and well-being. Next, the students' problem-focused coping was seen as mediating this moderated association. Finally, a 3-way interaction of stress, social support, and avoidant coping revealed that only frequent use of avoidant coping accelerated the association between stress and well-being in a negative… 

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