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Individual and dyadic coping strategies in the aftermath of a traumatic experience


Kramer, Ueli; Ceschi, Grazia; Van der Linden, Martial; Bodenmann, Guy (2005). Individual and dyadic coping strategies in the aftermath of a traumatic experience. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 64(4):241-248.

Abstract

This study was designed to explore individual and dyadic coping strategies in the aftermath of a traumatic event. Eighteen persons having experienced a physical assault or a road accident within six to twelve months before the study, and eighteen matched control persons were recruited together with their partners. Each participant and his/her partner filled in several questionnaires on individual and dyadic coping strategies, level of stress and PTSD-symptomatology. Results indicate that participants having experienced a trauma, compared to controls, report a general lack of dyadic coping and, when facing daily hassles, specific decreases in individual coping strategies. These differences are discussed in the context of marital coping processes.

This study was designed to explore individual and dyadic coping strategies in the aftermath of a traumatic event. Eighteen persons having experienced a physical assault or a road accident within six to twelve months before the study, and eighteen matched control persons were recruited together with their partners. Each participant and his/her partner filled in several questionnaires on individual and dyadic coping strategies, level of stress and PTSD-symptomatology. Results indicate that participants having experienced a trauma, compared to controls, report a general lack of dyadic coping and, when facing daily hassles, specific decreases in individual coping strategies. These differences are discussed in the context of marital coping processes.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Psychology
Dewey Decimal Classification:150 Psychology
Uncontrolled Keywords:PTSD, stress, dyadic coping, individual coping
Language:English
Date:2005
Deposited On:23 Jul 2012 09:18
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:54
Publisher:Hans Huber
ISSN:1421-0185
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1024/1421-0185.64.4.241

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