K.C. Kobasa's scientific contributions

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Article
Studied personality as a conditioner of the effects of stressful life events on illness onset. Two groups of middle- and upper-level 40-49 yr old executives had comparably high degrees of stressful life events in the previous 3 yrs, as measured by the Schedule of Recent Events. One group of 86 Ss suffered high stress without falling ill, whereas th...

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... In this respect, Hamid (2020) in a study showed that high psychological hardiness may improve family functioning and ultimately satisfaction and strength of married life. Kobasa (1979), using existing theories about personality, defined hardiness as a combination of beliefs about self and the world which originate from the integrated and coordinated action of commitment, control and challenge. Hardy people have the power to control life events and evaluate problems as opportunities for progress instead of avoiding them (Sheard & Golby, 2007). ...