ERIC Number: ED245477
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Coping Style Approach to Understanding and Dealing with Behavior Disorders. I. Theory and Definitions.
Boyd, Herbert F.; Johnson, G. Orville
The coping style model--a behaviorally oriented, cognitive approach for psychologists, counselors, and teachers to use with behaviorally disordered individuals--is described. Coping style is seen as a learned behavior based on two factors--an individual's perception of problem source and of behavioral sequences. A cube model is used to illustrate the interrelationship between the three basic types of coping styles (attack, avoidance, and withdrawal) and externalized vs. internalized perceptions. Differences in development between the externalized and internalized person are pointed out. Finally, definitions of various coping sytles are offered. It is concluded that analysis of coping style is essential to planning intervention programs to help individuals learn more appropriate and acceptable behaviors for dealing with problems. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council For Exceptional Children (62nd, Washington, DC, April 23-27, 1984). For part II, see EC 162 838.