Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
The relationship of the sources, mediators, and manifestations of stress were examined in a review of the literature. Stress is comprised of microstressors and daily hassles in addition to negative life events and changes. Direct, problem-focused coping mechanisms were found to be more effective in reducing stress than emotion-focused strategies. Social support reduces stress through strong main effects, but the interaction of stress and support depends on the specific types of stress and support under study.
Wissman, Katherine B., "The relationship of stress, coping, and social support to depression" (1986). Honors Theses. 470.