Coping orientation and psychological distress in healthcare professionals: The utility of appraising coping acceptability

Hiroshi Morimoto, Hironori Shimada, Hideki Tanaka

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    The purpose of this study was to examine interaction effects of healthcare professionals' coping orientation (i.e., engagement versus disengagement) and appraisal of coping acceptability (ACA) on psychological distress, taking into account the individuals' job specificity and the psychological climate in their work environment. A cross-sectional survey was conducted, and Japanese healthcare professionals (N=189; 117 female; mean age: 40.1±11.2 years) reported the coping strategies that they employed for task-related or interpersonal stressors, their cognitive appraisal of the stressors, their ACA, and the psychological distress evoked by the stressors. The results showed that adding consideration of the ACA to the variable of coping orientation significantly improved predictions of psychological distress for both task and interpersonal stressors. There was no significant interaction between the coping orientation and the use of coping strategies that incorporated the ACA. These results suggest that considering the ACA, in addition to the coping orientation, would be useful for understanding individual differences in the mediators of healthcare professionals' coping in stressful situations.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)300-312
    Number of pages13
    JournalJapanese Psychological Research
    Volume57
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015 Oct 1

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    Keywords

    • Appraisal of coping acceptability
    • Coping orientation
    • Engagement/disengagement
    • Healthcare professionals
    • Psychological distress

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    • Psychology(all)

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    Coping orientation and psychological distress in healthcare professionals : The utility of appraising coping acceptability. / Morimoto, Hiroshi; Shimada, Hironori; Tanaka, Hideki.

    In: Japanese Psychological Research, Vol. 57, No. 4, 01.10.2015, p. 300-312.

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