Misconceptions of group norms concerning coping are a risk for negative social interaction: A cross-sectional study using the vignette method

Hiroshi Morimoto*, Naoko Ayabe, Hironori Shimada, Rui Hashimoto

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Abstract

Greater use of a norm-violating coping strategy relates to higher risk of negative social interactions and to higher distress. We examined the factors that are linked to the use of a norm-violating coping strategy and those that moderate the relationship between the coping strategy used and social interaction. Results of a cross-sectional survey for 74 Japanese undergraduate students and 68 Japanese workers indicated that, in a group with frequent contact, misconceptions about group norms concerning coping strategy relate to more negative social interactions. To draw causal inferences, a replication study with a large sample from heterogeneous cultural backgrounds is necessary.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-151
Number of pages9
JournalMental Health and Prevention
Volume3
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Behavioral Inhibition System (BIS) Sensitivity
  • Coping
  • Distress
  • Social interaction
  • Sociocultural context
  • The Behavioral Activation System (BAS) Sensitivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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