Compare Coping Behaviors In Response To Stress

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Introduction
This study was designed in order to compare coping behaviors in response to stress. It is imperative that people understand coping mechanisms in relation to stress. Without proper knowledge of the benefits and risks coping mechanisms possess, individuals may deal with stress in a unhealthy way. People experience many forms of stress such as emotional, psychological, and physical stress. Knowing which coping style is better could possibly help people deal with stress in a way that could diminish or prevent physical, emotional, and psychological stress (“What is Stress”, 2011). Dealing with stress in an inappropriate way could cause even more stress on an individual. People deal with stress on a daily basis. Therefore, how can people
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It is hard to define stress because depending on the person, something that causes stress for one person could be another person’s pleasure. Stress was first introduced in physics in order to give meaning to something that exerts some type of pressure on another physical body. One of the fathers of stress research, Hans Selye, introduced the term stress in a researcher’s setting during the 1920s. Selye recognized that all patients had one thing in common, which was that they all looked sick. Therefore, Selye concluded that they were all under physical stress. He realized that stress was caused by irregularities in normal body functioning (“History of Stress”, n.d.). According to R.B. Malmo, Selye 's personality may have been poorly tailored for detailed examinations. From the psychologist 's point of view, Selye lacked the ability to comprise vigilant, thorough analysis of the stressful situations and of the coping mechanisms (93). As a means of coping with stress people use different mechanisms such as avoidance and approach …show more content…
Past research indicates identical perspectives. A study formulated from literature review viewed approach coping as relative position regarding the stressor (Mullen & Suls, 1982). Equivalent studies also infer that approach coping is defined as cognitive and emotional acknowledgement of trauma (Shontz, 1975). According to another study, approach coping was viewed as carefulness, nervousness, and sense of direction toward threat (Miller, 1980; Miller & Mangan, 1983). The main topic of understudy talks about the relationship between gender and

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