COPING STRATEGIES AND POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH IN PARAMEDICS: MODERATING EFFECT OF SPECIFIC SELF-EFFICACY AND POSITIVE/NEGATIVE AFFECTIVITY

Erika JURIŠOVÁ
2016 Studia Psychologica  
The aim of the study was to identify relations between coping strategies applied in a situation of confrontation with stressful situation and post-traumatic growth (PTG) in the group of paramedics, and to analyze moderating effects of specific self-efficacy and affectivity. Sample: 62 paramedics, between age 21-53 (M = 35.91, SD = 8.97). Rate of the total PTG in the sample indicates the presence of PTG at the average. We found positive relations between coping strategies: active coping,
more » ... ive coping, planning, suppression of competing activities, restraint coping, seeking social support -instrumental, use of emotional social support, religious coping, focus on and venting of emotions, behavioral disengagement, substance abuse (smoking) and PTG; we identified moderation effects of self-efficacy and positive affectivity on the relation between coping and PTG.
doi:10.21909/sp.2016.04.722 fatcat:eofa56gbx5ctlgzkxa7reyvgma