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Would you be interested? I’d like to invite minimum 4 (2 male & 2 female) individuals to participate in an autoethnographic style short project. Alternatively, if you find it uncomfortable to talk about your own experiences, yet have some observations of great impact, that will be more than welcome too.

Most importantly, I’d like to have raw and realistic conversations about how male vs female mental, emotional or even physical health is affected by the expectations set by our respective societies and our ability/willingness/consequences to meet them.

Looking forward your participation.

Many thanks

Hi all,

I am now working on stress coping of adolescents.

Brief-COPE is originally designed to conducing with adults, so it contains substance usage questions (like drug). Also, questions could be abstract for adolescents compare to the measurement A-COPE(Adolescent-coping orientation of problem experience).

The reason I am stick with B-COPE is the 3 ways of coping that Carver conceptualized. (A-COPE has only 12 sub-scales, which are the patterns)

Hope there is REVISED B-COPE for adolescents OR A-COPE results that 12 patterns are categorized to Carver's concept (Problem focused, emotion focused and avoidant).

Im really confused and don't know how to do, appreciate any guidance you can give

Aim

1. To explore if anxiety is predicted by stress, treatment delay and Brief Cope strategies (Brief COPE) .

Design

1 continuous outcome variable – anxiety (let’s call this H)

2 continuous predictor variables (let’s call these D, S)

3 Continous predictor variables (lets call these BC - ef, bc pf and bc avoidant). These are inputted into SPSS as 3 separate variables as the questionnaire b-cope does NOT allow you to create a total score (by adding ef + pf + avoidant).

- D – delay

- S – Stress (measured by pss-10)

- BC pf - Brief Cope - 1

- BC ef - Brief Cope -2

- BC avoidant - Brief Cope - 3

To confirm I have completed only parametric tests. I have 1 group completing all predictor variables.

I am not able to factor analysis BCOPE so the only options I have are below for a regression.. I don't know which it the better Model?

Would it be better to use the overall scores for bcope (there are 3 in total pf, ef and avoidant).

So a potential Model would be:

Example 1

Model 1 stress

Model 2 stress and delay

Model 3 stress, delay and bc pf overall score

Model 4 stress, delay, bc pf overall score, ef overall score

Model 5 stress, delay, bc pf overall score, ef overall score, bc avoidant overall score

And / or include a second regression with more detail

Example 2

Model 1 stress

Model 2 stress and delay

Model 3 stress, delay and bc - pf (4catergories)

Model 4 stress, delay, bc - pf (4catergories), bc - ef (6catergories)

Model 5 stress, delay, bc - pf (4catergories) , bc - ef (6catergories), bc avoidant (4catergories)

Q. Which regression Model is better to do - Example 1 or 2? Or both? If neither of these are correct, what would the correct model look like?

Q. If the anovas from the multiple regression are signifant would I then be expected to do post hoc ?

Q. If I have to do post hoc which test would I be using as all my variables are continous with 1level (I have no categories).

Apologises I'm really confused and don't know how to do, appreciate any guidance you can give

Aim

1. To explore if anxiety is predicted by stress and treatment delay and whether this is moderated by Brief Cope strategies (Brief COPE) .

Design

1 continuous outcome variable – anxiety (let’s call this H)

2 continuous predictor variables (let’s call these D, S)

3 Continous Moderator - (lets call these BC - ef, bc pf and bc avoidant). These are inputted into SPSS as 3 separate variables as the questionnaire b-cope does NOT allow you to create a total score (by adding ef + pf + avoidant).

- D – delay

- S – Stress (measured by pss-10)

- BC pf - Brief Cope - 1 (consists of 4 questions with each questions represent a different factor)

- BC ef - Brief Cope – 2 (consists of 9 questions with each questions represent a different factor)

- BC avoidant - Brief Cope – 3 (consists of 4 questions which each questions represent a different factor)

To answer the aim I know i need to complete a hierarchial multiple regression but I don't know what to enter on what model or whether I need to do separate regressions and again what should be entered with what.

Q1. Can you please advise how my regression models would look as I can't work this out given my predictors, moderators and outcome variable listed below.

E.g. Model 1 ...

Model 2 ...

Q2. Do I need to look at interactions? If so which ones, how would this be put into SPSS ie in which models.

Possible Interaction examples ?

Stress x bc ef

Stress x bc pf

Stress x avoidant

Delay x bc ef

Delay x bc pf

Delay x avoidant

Q3. Do I need to run separate hierachial multiple regressions? If so can you please write how the model would look ie. Model 1 ..

Model 2...

To confirm I have completed only parametric tests. I have 1 group completing all predictor /moderators variables.

Do you dummy cope gender within Pearson r correlation?

Do you dummy code gender within multiple hierarchial regression?

Do you have to dummy code gender even when your aims of your study are not looking at gender?

Hi,

Apologises if the questions at the end are simple but they are causing me a lot of confusion and I'm not sure what to do.

Appreciate any guidance you can give

Aims

1. To explore if their is a relationship between Hai (anxiety) and (Pss-10) stress and treatment delay.

2. To explore if anxiety is predicted by stress and treatment delay and whether this is moderated by Brief Cope strategies (Brief COPE) .

Design

1 continuous outcome variable – anxiety (let’s call this H)

continuous predictor variables (let’s call these D, S, BC)

Control variables (let’s call this age (which is continuous) and gender (which is catergorical - 2 levels))

- D – delay

- S – Stress (measured by pss-10)

- BC - Brief Cope - 1 (consists of 4 questions with each questions represent a different factor)

- BC - Brief Cope – 2 (consists of 9 questions with each questions represent a different factor)

- BC - Brief Cope – 3 (consists of 4 questions which each questions represent a different factor)

I have completed a Pearson r correlation and identified which predictor variables and control variables correlate to H. All the assumptions for this test were met. The results of this test answered the aim 1 wrote above.

To answer aim 2 noted above i completed a hierarchical multiple regression with the models as follows:

Outcome variable for all models = anxiety

Model 1 age and gender (control)

Model 2 age, gender and delay

Model 3 age gender, delay and stress

Model 4 age, gender, delay, stress and BC 1 (composed of 4 predictor variables entered)

Model 5 age, gender, delay, BC 1 (composed of 4 predictor variables entered), BC 2 (composed of 5 predictor variables entered)

Model 6 age, gender, delay, BC 1 (composed of 4 predictor variables entered), BC 2 (composed of 5 predictor variables entered) and BC 3 (composed of 4 predictor variables entered)

The total variance explained was 55% and the findings in the Model summary were found to be significant except for Model 4. Hierarchical multiple regression assumptions were met too.

I also found that statistical significance in the Anovas for Model 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 (within the hierarchical multiple regression).

This is where I have stopped my analysis (not sure if that is right or wrong).

To confirm I have completed only parametric tests as described above. I have 1 sample group completing all predictor variables.

I have the following questions:

Q0. Is the above analysis tests done so far correct in view of the aims described above?

Q1. How do I look at the components of BC 1, 2, 3 (ie determine if the individual predictors variables – 13 in total) predict anxiety? Hierarchial regression is limited to 9 blocks that can be entered at any one time. I did include these individual predictor variables (13 total in the pearsons r correlation with anxiety) and established their were significant relationships. Is this enough ?

Q2. Do I need to complete post hoc tests for the significant anovas in the hierarchial regression? If so what test would I do ? and how would this be entered into SPSS? (To confirm I have 1 sample group answering all the predictor variables described above).

Q3. Have i missed anything from the analysis? Do I need to conduct any further analysis to answer the above aims ? If so what analysis?

Q4. How do I know if coping strategies moderates the relationship of stress and delay in treatment in predicting anxiety.

Appreciate in any support that can be provided.

Resilience is often discussed in the organisational setting but I am exploring the construct and sub dimensions at an individual level

Dear Colleagues,

Our names are Agnieszka Dzięcioł-Pędich (University of Białystok, Poland) and Agnieszka Dudzik (Medical University of Białystok, Poland) and we are conducting a research project on EFL teachers' resilience, the challenges of online education, and teachers’ coping strategies during Covid-19 induced distance teaching.

We are looking for teachers of English who would complete a questionnaire for us.

Your participation in the project is completely voluntary. The questionnaire is anonymous and the results will be used for academic purposes only.

There are no foreseeable risks associated with this project. However, if you feel uncomfortable answering any of the questions, you can withdraw from the survey at any point.

Thank you for your time and support!

Agnieszka & Agnieszka

I am assessing the emotional responses and coping strategies of nursing students during this COVID-19 outbreak. I have used Brief-COPE for my research study. I am a lit bit confuse about the interpretation of data and how to categorize it.

Hello,

I'm not home in survey research among children (between 6-12 years old). I'm looking for scales for children which measure stress, coping, relationships with peers etc. Any suggestions?

Kind regards,

Filip

Is there a pre-entry university test used by your college or department? if yes, what kind of test is it?

Do you agree with the way students get accepted at your university? what is your philosophy about the kind of students that must study at University?

I am assessing the stress and Coping of employees in Northern Ireland. I have used both the brief COPE and Perceived stress questionnaires for my research. Question How do you score the 14 items of the brief cope? I have 108 participants in my study with have 14 pairs of scales. How do I arrive at 1 score for each participant. I would like to use descriptive statistics to test for a relationship between both sets of data. Breda

I wish to assess the full text of the article "Radiographers experiences of stress and coping methods" but I just keep seeing the abstract

Hi All.

I am conducting a study on occupational stress management. I have been advised to use Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis to do this but I have mixed feelings about it. While IPA explores respondents' lived experiences and they way make sense of phenomena, is it still a suitable method to analyse people's occupational stresses and their coping mechanisms?

Thanks,

Marta

I plan on focusing my research on exploring Academic Stress and Coping Mechanisms, with Self-efficacy as a mediating variable...

I plan on utilizing the COPE inventory to measure coping strategies, but am finding it challenging to find an instrument to measure academic stress specifically.

My research is about developing a stress coping assistance system to reduce education related stress of university students with using agent based system. But i am having a big problem about how we evaluate accurate our final result with students? currently we using emotion and gesture to detect the stress of a student.

I am investigating the relationship between Employee Reflection at work (after a challenging event) and the ability to develop Stress Coping mechanisms.

Looking for a full standardized questionnaire.

1. Modern life is said to have become more stressful, including for adolescents and youths. Some of the stressors studied included exam & school pressure, relationship issues in the family, and boy-girl relationship, among others. Some of these stressors were even reported in literature to have caused adolescents and early youths to commit suicide, and suicide rate in this age group has been reported to be on the rise.

2. Some literature suggested that our adolescents and youths nowadays have poor coping skills and problem-solving skills in dealing with increasing life challenges. Some literature suggested that our adolescents and youths nowadays are more emotionally vulnerable to external stressors.

3. Will bringing up our children today who are adolescents and youths of tomorrow, by emphasising more religious upbringings and appropriate religious tenets help them in better dealing with their future increasing life challenges when they grow up?

Hi, I am trying to measure coping responses to stressful situation using computerized tasks. I know coping is a broad concept, so any idea about problem-solving and/or emotion expression would be appreciated. Thanks!

My dissertation project next year involves a largely secular population (in the UK) and (a) I want the measure to be relevant, and not skewed by their secularism, and (b) I'm convinced that all beneficial effects currently attributed to religious belief will be found to be mediated by other factors - spirituality, social support et al.

We're conducting an intervention study with Syrian children, and are looking for measures that have shown good psychometrics in Syrian or other Arabic and/or Kurdish child populations. Variables include prosocial behavior, coping strategies, psychosocial functioning, social connectedness, social support, resilience, and distress. Clearly some measures may encompass several of these variables. Thanks!

I am studying the narratives of medical professionals' journey to disclosure. This includes stories of their psychological processes before, during, and after an fatal adverse event.

In depression, there is decreased REM latency & increased REM Sleep duration. Hypothesis: REM sleep ie, dreams are essential coping mechanisms, to deal with depression. So, if the total REM period is reduced by some of the antidepressants, then could this hinder the recovery?

SEM analysis in coping strategies has shown many difficulties in achieving adequate fit (above all when treating data as categorical). Given this problem, many investigations opted to make parcels or to reduce group items directly in coping styles. However, these decisions usually mean losing information and/or accuracy. What are the main causes of these problems? Can someone suggest possible solutions? Are other techniques more adequate?

Thank you all

Are there reviews on molecular/targeted therapies and patient-reported outcomes / HRQoL /psychological sequalae?

There seems to be a bulk of articles about seemingly advantagous effects of so called "targeted therapies" even on the QoL of cancer patients. But sparse data about individual, psychological sequalae of those therapies. Or even of psychological interventions for patients in "targeted therapies".

I am interested in reviewing stress and coping literature with a particular view that people may actually be attracted to stress, as observationally measured, rather than repelled, as may be subjectively reported. Anyone with a 'top three' favourites of published work on 'stress as a good thing' is invited to share those here. Thanks.

It would be interesting to conduct a large-scale study proactive coping, together with colleagues from other countries (I'm from Russia). Each researcher should observe several samples of different ages.

We will use The Proactive Coping Inventory, The Beck Depression Inventory, The Ryff Scale of Psychological Well-Being.

We will share the results on the internet (via email).

After analyzing the data, we will publish an article in the international journal of health psychology or positive psychology.

We're looking at doing some research on physicians and would like to gather more information on their activities outside the workplace (life choices, eating habits, exercise, stress, etc.).

The tool does not have to be all-encompassing but some recommendations would be really helpful!

Nursing students undergo stress throughout the course. They use varous types of coping mechanisms. Please elaborate on these types of coping mechanisms and explain if the methods used are effective or not. Thank you

In a certain landlocked region people exposed to a protracted food insecurity that leads an unprecedented child mortality and acute malnutrition. The underlying context is low production, droughts. few non farm income opportunities, reduced grazing land for pastoral livelihood.

During an intervention a child, well versed in playing boards games seems frustrated after a few games on a custom made board to target behavioral / emotional challenges for the child. If a child has no experience with a 'dice' could the mathematical probability of who is going to win be causing him the stress? (i suspect the answer is yes) how might i over come this so the intervention is still effective? Any references around this subject?

Hello,

I'm a french medical student, trying to work on psychological distress among medical students facing patients' pains and suffers and I have great difficulties to get the contents of some scales that would enable me to build up my questionnaire. I'm looking for french validated translations of the CIDI-SF scale and the CES-D scale (at least to see the content of these scales). I'm also looking for a coping scale shorter than the WCC. Would someone know a way to get these scales? All the articles I'm reading are talking about these scales but I never get their exact content.

Thanks for helping!

Léa

What are the accepted theories or models that can be applied to the case of minority that facing ethnic discrimination after the inter-ethnic conflict?

I am writing my MA thesis on ethnic minority discrimination after the conflict and their everyday life predicaments, as economic cultural and political discrimination. I want to use some models or a theory to this case, except of nationalism. Can you suggest me some? Thank you!

Acute spinal injury - the inclusion of structured programmes for psychological coping techniques within rehabilitative nursing - are they effective?

I am confused. I am hoping to undertake quantitative questionnaire based research exploring coping and stress in a Australian workplace, but I don't know which stress scale to use. My colleagues suggest using the stress scale from the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scales (DASS-21) because it is normed on an Australian population and that I can also measure depression and anxiety with the other scales; however, the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) appears to the most commonly used measure published research. There is no reason why I can't use the depression and anxiety scales from the DASS-21 and the PSS, or just use the DASS-21. What are your thoughts?

In a study I am reading there is considerable overlap between resilience and optimism and the author poses this question. Does anyone know of any studies adressing this?

We want to do some research on stress and coping in parents.

I am doing a systematic review relating to hope, optimism and coping but I want to make sure I am not missing any key avenues / words! Can you help? Optimism I have: Optimism; Positive Attitude; Cheerful; Positive Character; Optimistic: Positivism; Psychological Capital for Hope I have Hope: Emotional State; Positive Expectations; Hopeful; Hopefulness; Trust; Positivism and then for Coping I have: Coping; Emotional Control; Effortful Control; Self-Regulation; Resilience; Hardiness; Internalising & Internalizing; Externalising & Externalizing. Can you add to this list!?

Sue Gerhardt speaks of self-esteem as not just being the ability to think well of yourself but also "a capacity to respond to life's challenges."

I am interested to explore the role of psychological resilience in adjusting and coping with a chronic illness such as diabetes.This is the more or less broad area of interest. However, I am confused whether to consider resilience as a trait or as a state of being? Any suggestions?