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Collective and individualistic coping with stress at work.

Muhonen, Tuija LU and Torkelson, Eva LU (2008) In Psychological Reports 102(2). p.450-458
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In the present study, coping was viewed as both an individualistic and a collective phenomenon, and the investigation assessed how use of collective and individualistic coping strategies was related to sex of respondent and organizational level. These strategies were measured by responses to Swedish versions of the Strategic Approach to Coping Scale and the COPE Inventory. Data were collected by means of an Internet-based questionnaire completed by 950 female (n = 502) and male (n = 448) employees at both the managerial (n = 171) and nonmanagerial (n = 764) levels, working in customer service in a Swedish telecom company. The mean age of the participants was 47 yr. (SD = 9.7). Analysis showed women more often used collective strategies,... (More)
In the present study, coping was viewed as both an individualistic and a collective phenomenon, and the investigation assessed how use of collective and individualistic coping strategies was related to sex of respondent and organizational level. These strategies were measured by responses to Swedish versions of the Strategic Approach to Coping Scale and the COPE Inventory. Data were collected by means of an Internet-based questionnaire completed by 950 female (n = 502) and male (n = 448) employees at both the managerial (n = 171) and nonmanagerial (n = 764) levels, working in customer service in a Swedish telecom company. The mean age of the participants was 47 yr. (SD = 9.7). Analysis showed women more often used collective strategies, but so also did both women and men managers. Men did not use problem-focused individualistic coping strategies more often than women. No interactions between sex and organizational level were found. Separate analyses for women and men indicated that coping was more related to organizational level than to sex. (Less)
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  author       = {Muhonen, Tuija and Torkelson, Eva},
  issn         = {0033-2941},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {450--458},
  publisher    = {Ammons Scientific},
  series       = {Psychological Reports},
  title        = {Collective and individualistic coping with stress at work.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.2466/PR0.102.2.450-458},
  volume       = {102},
  year         = {2008},
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