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Goal striving and maladaptive coping in adults living with spinal cord injury: associations with affective well-being.
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PMID:  20876363     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE: The current study examined how goal engagement and two coping strategies (self-blame and denial) hypothesized to prevent successful disengagement relate to affective well-being among adults with a functional disability.
METHOD: Ninety-nine community-dwelling adults (23 to 76 years old, 66 men) with spinal cord injury participated in structured interviews assessing affective well-being using the Positive and Negative Affect Scale (Watson, Clark, & Tellegen, 1988); goal engagement using a modified version of the Optimization, Primary, and Secondary Control Scale (Heckhausen, Schulz, & Wrosch, 1998); and self-blame and denial using items from Carver's (1997) Brief COPE Inventory.
RESULTS: Greater goal engagement was significantly associated with positive but not negative affect. Greater use of self-blame and denial coping was associated with lower positive affect for older adults and higher negative affect across the age range.
James Mackay; Susan T Charles; Bryan Kemp; Jutta Heckhausen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of aging and health     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0898-2643     ISO Abbreviation:  J Aging Health     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8912686     Medline TA:  J Aging Health     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  158-76     Citation Subset:  T    
University of California, Irvine.
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