Beyond Coping: Meeting Goals, Visions, and Challenges

Paperback | November 1, 2002

EditorErica Frydenberg

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There are many challenges to be faced in contemporary society including the stresses of everyday living in the technological age and changes in patterns of employment and family life. Depression is being experienced in "epidemic" proportions in many Western communities, and in particularamongst young people. The search for effective ways to reverse this trend has resulted in a significant shift in psychological approach from a focus on helplessness and pathology to a more positive orientation that emphasises health and well-being. This volume brings together leading researchers inthe field of stress and coping to consider ways in which coping research contributes to our understanding of how people in different sectors of life meet goals and challenges. It provides a synthesis of different but compatible theoretical models that have been developed in the field of stress andcoping and provides a way forward beyond the traditional stress and coping paradigms The emergent model is able to be used to assess a wide range of issues in the stress and coping domain.Written to be accessible to students and researchers in social, educational, and health psychology, this will be a valuable and important addition to the literature.

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There are many challenges to be faced in contemporary society including the stresses of everyday living in the technological age and changes in patterns of employment and family life. Depression is being experienced in "epidemic" proportions in many Western communities, and in particularamongst young people. The search for effective wa...

Erica Frydenberg is currently Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at the University of Melbourne. Dr Frydenberg has previously held positions at the Prahran School Support Centre, working for the Minstry of Education and held various guidance officer positions within the Department of Education. She has published widely in j...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 0.59 inPublished:November 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019850814X

ISBN - 13:9780198508144

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Table of Contents

1. E Frydenberg: Beyond Coping: Some Paradigms to ConsiderAdult World2. Ralf Schwarzer and Steffen Taubert: Tenacious Goal Pursuits and Striving towards Personal Growth: Proactive Coping3. Esther Greenglass: Proactive Coping and Quality of Life Management4. Stevan E Hobfoll: Alone Together: Comparing Communal versus Individualistic Resiliency5. Ronald J Burke: Work Stress and Coping in Organisations: Progress and Prospects6. Kate Moore: Positive Psychology and Health: Situational Dependence and Personal StrivingYoung People's Worlds7. Monique Boekaerts: Meeting Challenges in a Classroom Context8. Reinhard Pekrun, Thomas Goetz, Wolfram Titz and Raymond Perry: Positive Emotions in Education9. Erica Frydenerg and Ramon Lewis: Adolescent Wellbeing: Building young people's resources10. David Johnson and Roger Johnson: Teaching Students How to Cope with AdversityThe Impact of Childhood on Adulthood11. Erica Frydenberg: Success and Achievement: Factors contributing to positive outcomes12. Erica Frydenberg: Concluding remarks: What it all means

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"[P]rovide a good sense of where the post-Lazarus and Folkman study of stress and coping is heading. ... valuable for collections that focus on social, health, clinical, or educational psychology."--Choice