Personality and Coping with a Common Stressor: Cardiac Catheterization

  title={Personality and Coping with a Common Stressor: Cardiac Catheterization},
  author={Hayden B. Bosworth and John Robert Feaganes and Peter Paul Vitaliano and Daniel B. Mark and Ilene C. Siegler},
  journal={Journal of Behavioral Medicine},
The association between coping and personality was examined in a sample of 204 cardiac catheterization patients who were asked to evaluate the use of specific coping strategies used to deal with their cardiac catheterization. Personality, as measured by the NEO Five-Factor Inventory (FFI), was moderately correlated with coping measures. In multivariate analyses, after considering confounding factors, Neuroticism was positively and Extraversion was negatively related to avoidance coping and… CONTINUE READING

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