The structure of coping.

  title={The structure of coping.},
  author={Leonard I. Pearlin and Carmi Schooler},
  journal={Journal of health and social behavior},
  volume={19 1},
Coping refers to behavior that protects peoplefrom being psychologically harmed by problematic social experience, a behavior that importantly mediates the impact that societies have on their members. The protective function of coping behavior can be exercised in three ways: by eliminating or modifying conditions giving rise to problems; by perceptually controlling the meaning of experience in a manner that neutralizes its problematic character; and by keeping the emotional consequences of… 

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