Self-efficacy and social support predict benefit finding 12 months after cancer surgery: The mediating role of coping strategies

@inproceedings{Luszczynska2005SelfefficacyAS,
  title={Self-efficacy and social support predict benefit finding 12 months after cancer surgery: The mediating role of coping strategies},
  author={Aleksandra Luszczynska and Nihal Elamin Mohamed and Ralf Schwarzer},
  year={2005}
}
This longitudinal study investigates whether finding benefits in cancer can be predicted by assimilative and accommodative coping strategies, general self-efficacy, and received social support. Self-efficacy and social support were measured 1 month after cancer surgery, coping strategies 6 months after surgery, and benefit finding 12 months after surgery. Ninety-seven patients with cancer completed measures of benefit finding and its predictors. Four dimensions of benefit were distinguished… CONTINUE READING

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