Structural ambiguity and limits to coping.

@article{Shalit1977StructuralAA,
  title={Structural ambiguity and limits to coping.},
  author={B Shalit},
  journal={Journal of human stress},
  year={1977},
  volume={3 4},
  pages={32-45}
}
  • B Shalit
  • Published 1977 in Journal of human stress
How well a person can cope with any situation is determined, among other factors, by his ability to resolve the ambiguity of that situation, which in turn depends on its structural complexity. We attempted to analyze a whole range of situations in terms of three dimesions: differentiations, the number of alternatives perceived; articulation, the differentiation and rankability of these alternatives; and loading, the emotional loading (positive or negative) associated with the situation. The… CONTINUE READING
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