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ERIC Number: ED473631
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar
Pages: 14
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How Significant Is Culture in the Development of Coping Styles among Latinas?
Quinones del Valle, Rose M.; Arredondo, Patricia
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the cultural worldview perspective and coping styles of Puerto Rican females in the study. According to Hobfoll's "Conservation of Resources Theory," people strive to retain, protect, and build resources. Hobfoll's theory addresses some of the issues associated with the stress of living in different cultures concurrently. Latinas living in the continental United States are faced with choosing the optimum coping behaviors that will preserve their energies (resources) dealing with the socialization agents (mass media, printed language, education system, church, and governmental entities) of the host society. The thrust of the study approached the research from the perspective of the individual coping on a daily basis with an available repertoire of behaviors, having been transmitted through the various social models or significant others. Jackson's Cultural World View Inventory and Hobfoll's Strategic Adaptation Coping Sub Scales were the inventories of choice for this study. (Contains 37 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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