Other coping mechanisms
are having a close-knit family and a support network of good friends.
Various studies show that the antecedents of coping mechanisms
among academics include networking, ignorance, delegation (Boyd and Gumpert, 1983; Robertson, 2004), effective communication, finding satisfaction (Boyd and Gumpert, 1983), exercise (Johnson, 1995; Robertson, 2004), prioritize workload, comfort food, smoking and external advice such as counseling (Robertson, 2004).
For this group of people, it is important to understand how spirituality and religion affect their work lives, where religion and spirituality may be used more as a coping mechanism
than as something that shapes career choices.
Although research findings vary, there is some suggestion of differences in coping mechanisms
between males and females (Courtenay, 2003).
16) Some may argue, then, that alcohol use among officers serves both as a personal coping mechanism
related to socialization and presumed stress/trauma reduction and also as a reaction to the internal stresses created by law enforcement agencies themselves.
There does not appear to be a difference in the stress scores, strain scores, or coping mechanism
scores between males and females in our study.
Downward comparisons are a cognitive coping mechanism
where people compare themselves to less-fortunate others in order to make them feel better about their own situation ("although my situation is/was bad, at least it's not as bad as some other situations").
As I felt more and more alienated from my family, more and more alone, more and more depressed," she said, "I started to use [heroin] not in a recreational fashion but as a coping mechanism
, to get rid of feelings, to feel oK.
For those people who are chronically insecure, materialism seems to be a coping mechanism
that they use when they are put in a situation that makes them doubtful about themselves.
My coping mechanism
has always been: Do not panic; assess the problem (is it perceived or real?
In the face of "Boomer envy" and the numerous other indignities we suffered, the coping mechanism
most of us adopted (and which Coupland so brilliantly chronicled) was keeping an ironic distance and never appearing to take anything very seriously--after all, when pop culture stipulated legwarmers, hairspray, and Wham
The coping mechanism
of a number of large accounting firms is to push their mutual clients toward indemnifying them.