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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Relationships among problem attributions, upset feelings coping strategy, and coping goal attainment in Korean Americans
by Vincent, Matthew Thomas, M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2012, 70; 1521606
Abstract (Summary)

Previous research on the relationships among attributions, upset feelings, coping, and coping goal attainment has yielded mixed results, and has shown that ethnicity can change the nature of these relationships. Using a sample of four hundred Korean American immigrants in the greater Los Angeles area who participated in the Applying Theory to Recent Immigration Stress Among Koreans (ATRISK) study, the present research investigated whether attributions about a stressful interpersonal conflict and upset feelings resulting from that conflict can predict the coping strategy employed, and whether coping strategy can predict the level of coping goal attainment. It was found that an external-uncontrollable-stable attribution predicted greater seeking social support coping, but was unrelated to problem solving or avoidance coping. Upset feelings predicted greater avoidance, but were unrelated to problem solving or seeking social support. Problem solving and seeking social support predicted greater coping goal attainment, while avoidance predicted decreased coping goal attainment.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Cho, Young-Hee
Commitee: Amirkhan, James, Cho, Young-Hee, Chun, Chi-Ah
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Clinical psychology
Publication Number: 1521606
ISBN: 978-1-267-79035-4
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