Self-efficacy as a component of active coping: effects on cardiovascular reactivity.

  title={Self-efficacy as a component of active coping: effects on cardiovascular reactivity.},
  author={William Gerin and Mark D Litt and Jason Deich and Thomas G. Pickering},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  volume={40 5},
Active coping remains a poorly understood construct in cardiovascular reactivity testing. We have shown that active coping comprises two independent effects: the enhanced control and the effort of exercising control. The present study tested the proposition that, with effort left unconstrained, increased self-efficacy will increase cardiovascular response. Forty women were assigned to low or high self-efficacy conditions; self-efficacy was manipulated using false feedback. Subjects then engaged… CONTINUE READING

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