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Controlul primar si cel secundar ca modalitãti de coping la vârsta a treia
Primary and secondary control as coping strategies for the elderly

Author(s): Loredana Ruxandra Gherasim, Anca Radu, Luminiţa Mihaela Iacob
Subject(s): Psychology
Published by: EDITURA POLIROM S.A.
Keywords: primary control; secondary control; task persistence; positive reframing

Summary/Abstract: Each individual has several ways to cope with the difficulties he/she is being confronted with, ways which are basically meant either to change the external circumstances in order to correspond to the individual's needs (primary control), or to internally adjust his needs and desires in order to fit with the existing circumstances (secondary control). Age and gender have an influence on the pattern in which the two coping strategies are used: secondary control helps men, but not necessarily women, to adapt to age related changes, and it may seem to even preserve primary control.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 23
  • Page Range: 61-76
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Romanian