ERIC Number: ED408500
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Aug
Transactional Model of Coping, Appraisals, and Emotional Reactions to Stress.
Brack, Greg; McCarthy, Christopher J.
A study investigated the relationship of transactional models of stress management and appraisal-emotion relationships to emotions produced by taking a new job. The participants, 231 graduate students, completed measures of cognitive appraisals, stress coping resources, and emotional reactions at the time of taking a new job and some time later. Regression analyses revealed that cognitive appraisals and appraisals of coping resources were significant predictors of immediate emotional response. Although significant, however, cognitive appraisals and appraisals of coping resources were not useful predictors of later emotional response. Implications for health psychologists working with stressful events are that future attention might be paid to which appraisals are most important in producing certain emotions, which may have important clinical implications. (Contains 31 references.) (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 9-13, 1996).