Does stressor evaluation mediate sociocultural influence on coping selection? An investigation using Japanese employees

Hiroshi Morimoto, Hironori Shimada, Kenichi Ozaki

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Abstract

The present study empirically examined previously inconsistent findings between Aldwin (Aldwin, C. M., 1994. Stress, coping, and development. New York, NY: The Guilford Press) and Slavin, Rainer, McCreary, and Gowda's (Slavin, L. A., Rainer, K. L., McCreary, M. L., & Gowda, K. K., 1991. Toward a multicultural model of the stress process. Journal of Counseling & Development, 70, 156-163) models regarding sociocultural influence on coping selection. In particular, we examined whether stressor evaluation serves as a mediating factor in the relationship between sociocultural beliefs concerning coping and coping selection among a sample of Japanese employees (n = 1,087). Results showed that although stressor evaluation significantly mediated the relationship between sociocultural beliefs concerning coping and coping selection, this mediating effect was small. These results did not support Aldwin's model, but did support Slavin et al.'s model, suggesting that merely managing how individuals evaluate stressors might be insufficient for regulating the influence of sociocultural beliefs concerning coping on coping selection

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-19
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Stress Management
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Aug 7

Keywords

  • Cognitive appraisal
  • Coping process
  • Sociocultural influence
  • Stress management intervention
  • Transactional model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychology(all)

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