PROFILE OF TEMPERAMENT AND STYLE OF COPING WITH STRESS IN A GROUP OF WOMEN AFTER MISCARRIAGE (Profil temperamentu i styl radzenia sobie ze stresem kobiet po przebytym poronieniu)
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The aim of this research was to measure temperament traits, as a part of J.Strelau's (1998) Regulative Theory of Temperament (RTT) and the styles of coping with stress, formulated by M.S. Endler and J.D.A. Parker (1990) in a group of women after miscarriage. The anonymous survey was carried out by patients of department of obstetrics and gynecology, as well as by volunteers from the internet forum dealing with the issue of miscarriage. The age range of women subjected to this research was between 24 and 37 years. The main research method was The Formal Characteristics of Behavior-Temperament Inventory (FCB-TI) by B. Zawadzki and J.Strelau and Coping Inventory for Stressful Situations (CISS) adapted by J. Strelau, A Jaworowska, K. Wrzesniewski i P. Szczepaniak. The results showed that women after miscarriage are less brisk, less persistent and more perseverative and emotionally reactive than women in the comparative group. Furthermore they achieve lower score in the task of oriented coping scale as well as higher score in the following scales: emotion oriented coping, avoidance coping and in the component of avoidance coping - distraction.
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