The Association of Coping to Physical and Psychological Health Outcomes: A Meta-Analytic Review

@article{Penley2004TheAO,
  title={The Association of Coping to Physical and Psychological Health Outcomes: A Meta-Analytic Review},
  author={Julie Anne Penley and Joe Tomaka and John S. Wiebe},
  journal={Journal of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={25},
  pages={551-603}
}
We performed a series of meta-analyses examining the associations between coping and health-related outcomes in nonclinical adult samples. Results revealed that problem-focused coping was positively correlated with overall health outcomes, whereas confrontive coping, distancing, self-control, seeking social support, accepting responsibility, avoidance, and wishful thinking were each negatively correlated with overall health outcomes. Neither planful problem solving nor positive reappraisal was… Expand
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