coping mechanism


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coping mechanism

any effort directed to stress management, including task-oriented and ego defense mechanisms, the factors that enable an individual to regain emotional equilibrium after a stressful experience. It may be an unconscious process.

coping mechanism

Psychiatry Any conscious or unconscious mechanism of adjusting to environmental stress without altering personal goals or purposes

coping

(kop'ing)
Adapting to and managing change, stress, or opportunity (e.g., acute or chronic illness, disability, pain, death, relocation, work, changes in family structure, new relationships, or new ideas).

coping mechanism

Coping skill.

coping skill

Any characteristic or behavioral pattern that enhances a person's adaptation. Coping skills include a stable value or religious belief system, problem solving, social skills, health-energy, and commitment to a social network.
Synonym: coping mechanism
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On the other hand, the dependent variable is the coping mechanism among young mothers in terms of emotional and mental support, physical, social, spiritual, financial, and child support.
In particular, for multicultural clients, spiritual and religious networks have been shown to be especially important as coping mechanisms in times of hardship (Cervantes & Parham, 2005).
7) The current study indicates that occupational stress in urban obstetrician/gynecologists persists once in practice and suggests that recognition of occupational stressors and coping mechanisms should be addressed during medical school, residency, and perhaps at continuing medical education seminars directed at obstetrician/gynecologists.
The study is an effort towards understanding the differences in the use of coping mechanisms by men cowl women.
When examining coping approaches, a primary objective must be to determine the approach or avoidant nature of the coping mechanism.
But it was north-east England were the participants most frequently chose 'sex' as a coping mechanism.
Londoners and people from Northern Ireland were more likely to use exercise as a coping mechanism compared with just 20pc in the South-East and South-West.
Yung pong pagtatayo ng kubol sa isang pagaaral po ng isang dalubhasang nagpunta sa amin, lumalabas po na ang pagtatayo ng kubol is a coping mechanism of inmates dahil wala pong matutulugan," he said.
Existing coping mechanism against floods at the local level have been strengthened.
But the researcher believes participants suffering from a mental health disorder are using gaming as a coping mechanism, rather than it being the cause, News.
Losing your job is one of the most stressful life events and people turn to alcohol as a coping mechanism.
Londoners and people from Northern Ireland were more likely to use exercise as a coping mechanism (54 per cent and 37 per cent) compared with just 20 per cent of those questioned in the South East and South West.