Self-focused and other-focused resiliency: Plausible mechanisms linking early family adversity to health problems in college women

  title={Self-focused and other-focused resiliency: Plausible mechanisms linking early family adversity to health problems in college women},
  author={Sulamunn R. M. Coleman and Matthew J. Zawadzki and Kristin E. Heron and Lenny R. Vartanian and Joshua M. Smyth},
  journal={Journal of American College Health},
  pages={85 - 95}
ABSTRACT Objectives: This study examined whether self-focused and other-focused resiliency help explain how early family adversity relates to perceived stress, subjective health, and health behaviors in college women. Participants: Female students (N = 795) participated between October 2009 and May 2010. Methods: Participants completed self-report measures of early family adversity, self-focused (self-esteem, personal growth initiative) and other-focused (perceived social support, gratitude… 

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