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2009 | 51 | 2-3 | 137-141
Article title

MAINTAINING BALANCE IN LIFE: ACTION ORIENTATION AS A BUFFER AGAINST LIFE STRESS

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Languages of publication
EN
Abstracts
EN
The purpose of this study was to test the moderation effect of affective coping (i.e., action vs. state orientation) on the relationship between life stress and life balance (i.e., the appropriate proportion of time spent in major life domains). It was hypothesized that affective coping buffers have the negative impact of life stress on balancing life activities. A hundred and thirty-six persons participated in the study. Consistent with expectations, action oriented individuals were able to maintain their balance as stress increased. State oriented individuals benefited in pleasant (low stress) situations. Under high stress, however, they lost their balance. In sum, action orientation ameliorated the negative impact of stress on balancing life activities.
Year
Volume
51
Issue
2-3
Pages
137-141
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
author
  • Peter Gröpel, Technische Universität München, Chair of Sport Psychology, Connollystr. 32, 80809 München, Germany; www.psychologia.sav.sk/sp/
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
CEJSH db identifier
09SKAAAA06589
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.1c3c130f-654e-3470-9355-ff731ac0ab69
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