sense of coherence

sense of coherence,

n a view that recognizes the world as meaningful and predictable. The coherence of a worldview may have a positive correlation to health and longevity. See also worldviews.
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18,19,20] However, persons with higher SOC make healthier food choices for themselves and for their children, [21,22] the sense of coherence being seen as an useful tool for health promotion.
Led by Krista Pahkin, of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, the researchers looked at how sense of coherence affected employee responses to a merger (not involving mass layoffs) at one large company.
Sense of coherence (SOC) is a specific development of the salutogenic theory and is defined by Antonovsky (1987:19) as:
Arising from a salutogenic approach which emphasizes the factors that support health and well-being, Antonovsky (1979, as cited in Lindstrom & Eriksson, 2005), proposed the concept of sense of coherence to explain why some people stay healthy and others become ill under stress.
In the literature on self-efficacy, sense of coherence occupies an important position.
They all lacked any sense of coherence and vision which defines and locates the local in a national and sub national context.
In this study, the salutogenic perspective was used to determine the sense of coherence of a group of eight informal caregivers.
Their perspectives include changing gender differences in musculo-skeletal pain and psychological distress, whether a sense of coherence can moderate the association between work stress and health, and social capital and health in the Swedish welfare state.
Religious involvement is associated with a greater sense of coherence, meaning, and hope.
These blank areas, usually white, seem to distance the components from one another rather than producing a sense of coherence.
The Big Look is an opportunity for Oregon's citizens to return a sense of coherence and purpose to the laws and reassert the importance of compact urban development and growth.
This framework is similar to Antonovsky's (1987) Sense of Coherence construct, which is defined as a global predisposition to approach one's life with confidence of (a) comprehensibility: that interactions with one's internal and external environments are structured, predictable and explicable; (b) manageability: that one has the necessary resources to meet the demands posed by these environments; and (c) meaningfulness: a belief in the worthiness of engaging in the environmental demands as challenges.