coping skill


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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
See also: coping
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Coping with diabetes can be enhanced by coping skills training (CST).1 CST seeks to strengthen the individual's capacity to live with the demands and challenges of diabetes, and handle various stressors effectively.
As for association between Spiritual health and coping skills, it was found that certain attributes of coping skills significantly differ with the individual domains of spiritual health like Self Actualisation and Self Realisation.
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First, clinicians can train patients in using coping skills specific to certain high-risk situations (e.g., refusing drink offers) to improve the patients' skillfulness in handling similar situations in the future.
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Developing everyday coping skills in the early years; proactive strategies for supporting social and emotional development.
"I wanted to de-stress and learn coping skills to help me in a professional setting, especially how to deal with customers and co-workers in a calm manner," she said.
Stronger proactive coping skills cause individuals to persist despite obstacles (Cervone 1989; White 1982).