The stress process.

@article{Pearlin1981TheSP,
  title={The stress process.},
  author={Leonard I. Pearlin and Morton A. Lieberman and Elizabeth G. Menaghan and Joseph T. Mullan},
  journal={Journal of health and social behavior},
  year={1981},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={
          337-56
        }
}
This study uses longitudinal data to observe how life events, chronic life strains, self concepts, coping, and social supports come together to form a process of stress. It takes involuntary job disruptions as illustrating life events and shows how they adversely affect enduring role strains, economic strains in particular. These exacerbated strains, in turn, erode positive concepts of self, such as self-esteem and mastery. The diminished self-concepts then leave one especially vulnerable to… 

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