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    Positive psychology and coping: towards a better understanding of the relationship

    Dewe, Philip (2014) Positive psychology and coping: towards a better understanding of the relationship. In: Chen, P.Y. and Cooper, C.L. (eds.) Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide. Chichester, UK: Wiley, pp. 65-90. ISBN 9781118539415.

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    Abstract

    The positive psychology movement offers a new dimension to coping research. It is possible to identify a number of trends in coping research that have, one way or another, suggested a route through which the positive can be emphasized, offering what must be a better understanding of the nature of coping. These trends include focusing more on both positive and negative emotions so as to capture what best expresses the work experience; a greater emphasis on the appraisal process and the role of positive meanings, emphasizing the importance of positive emotions and the role they play as a coping resource; and developing a better understanding of proactive coping and what is meant by coping effectiveness.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: Volume 3: Work and Wellbeing
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Organizational Psychology
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2014 09:29
    Last Modified: 25 Nov 2014 09:29
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/11102

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