Stressors and problem-solving: the individual as psychological activist.

  title={Stressors and problem-solving: the individual as psychological activist.},
  author={Peggy A. Thoits},
  journal={Journal of health and social behavior},
  volume={35 2},
Sociological researchers have tended to deemphasize the degree to which people are conscious, active agents in their own lives, focusing instead on factors which promote vulnerability to stress. But people are often motivated to act deliberately to resolve both acute and chronic role-related stressors. Thus, the relationship between stress experiences and negative psychological outcomes may be attributable primarily to stressors which individuals are unable to resolve. Using panel data on 532… CONTINUE READING

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