ERIC Number: ED425408
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jul
Variability in Response to Life Transitions: Application of a Transition Model.
Kampfe, Charlene M.
The modified House Model of Social Stress is used to discuss the variability of individual responses to potentially stressful events or transitions. The model graphically depicts the variety of ways people respond to the potentially complex interaction among variables associated with stress. It also depicts the potential relationship among perceptions, coping strategies, and outcome. The model, as adapted, comprises five types of variables: (1) conditions conducive to stress; (2) perceptions; (3) responses; (4) conditioning variables; and (5) outcomes. The model suggests that a wide array of variables will influence an individual's response to an event and the outcome of that event. Among these variables are perceptions of the event, coping strategies used to respond to it, and possible conditioning variables that could directly or indirectly influence outcome. The examples used in presenting the model at the China-U.S. Education Conference are included. Application of the model to three events is included: (1) parents' reactions to a child's deafness; (2) children's reactions to national tests; and (3) children's reactions to the transition from one school to another. (Author/EMK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: In: China-U.S. Conference on Education. Collected Papers. (Beijing, People's Republic of China, July 9-13, 1997); see CG 028 968.