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Tess Byrd O’Brien
University of British Columbia
Social relationDevelopmental psychologyPsychologyCoping (psychology)Social psychology
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#1Tess Byrd O’Brien (UBC: University of British Columbia)H-Index: 5
#2Anita DeLongis (UBC: University of British Columbia)H-Index: 35
Last. Amy Zwicker (UBC: University of British Columbia)H-Index: 5
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The primary objective of the study was to increase understanding of interpersonal dimensions of stress and coping within married couples. Our sample included 82 couples living in a stepfamily context. Data were collected using structured telephone interviews and twice-daily questionnaires for a period of 1 week. Using matched-pair hierarchical linear modeling analysis, the study examined how stress and coping processes unfold over the course of a given day and across days within couples. First, ...
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#1Anita DeLongis (UBC: University of British Columbia)H-Index: 35
#2Martha J. Capreol (UBC: University of British Columbia)H-Index: 2
Last. Jennifer M. Campbell (UBC: University of British Columbia)H-Index: 19
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In response to recent calls in the literature for within-person examinations of social support processes over time, this study explores the relationships of spousal support, spousal strain, and well-being among husbands and wives, both within the same day and across days. Eighty-three couples were interviewed and completed a structured diary twice daily for 1 week. The results of multilevel hierarchical modeling suggest that both spousal support and spousal strain made significant, independent c...
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#1Tess Byrd O’Brien (UBC: University of British Columbia)H-Index: 5
#2Anita DeLongis (UBC: University of British Columbia)H-Index: 35
Whether chronic stress stems from persistent relationship difficulties, shared adversities, or personal problems, the hardships associated with it rarely stop at one person’s doorstep. Most often, chronic stress exerts widespread effects on the lives of entire families and other close intimates (Flor, Turk, & Scholz, 1987; Gottlieb, 1987; Stephens, Crowther, Hobfoll, & Tennenbaum, 1990). For many months or even years at a time, all those affected must find ways to cope. The consequences of one p...
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#1Tess Byrd O’Brien (UBC: University of British Columbia)H-Index: 5
#2Anita DeLongis (UBC: University of British Columbia)H-Index: 35
ABSTRACT This study examined the role that personality and situational factors play in three forms of coping responses: problem-, emotion- and relationship-focused. Coping responses were strongly associated with whether the situation involved a primarily agentic (work) or communal (interpersonal) stressor. Among communal stressors, the involvement of close versus distant others was also associated with coping responses. Situational factors were linked most strongly with the use of problem-focuse...
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