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Transactional Model of Stress and Coping

What should I know about the transactional model of stress and coping?

The transactional model of stress and coping states that the impact of a stressful situation is influenced by a person’s perception of the situation and of his or her ability to deal with it.1

How does the transactional model of stress and coping show up in our work?

The transactional model of stress and coping informs the work we do with health care provider audiences. Health care providers encounter patients during challenging periods of life. The transactional model of stress and coping helps us understand how patients’ reactions to stressful challenges might influence their behavior.

How can I learn more about the transactional model of stress and coping?

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Works Cited and Works Consulted

  1. Social and behavioral theories: summary. e-Source Behavior and Social Sciences Research website. http://www.esourceresearch.org/Default.aspx?TabId=749. Accessed July 1, 2016.
  2. Glanz K, Schwartz MD. Stress, coping, and health behavior. In: Glanz K, Rimer BK, Viswanath K, eds. Health Behavior and Health Education: Theory, Research, and Practice. 4th ed. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass; 2008:211-236. http://fhc.sums.ac.ir/files/salamat/health_education.pdf. Accessed July 1, 2016.
  3. Lam A. 3.4 Lazarus and Folkman’s transactional model of stress [video]. August 10, 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iIJVefJ9iA. Accessed July 1, 2016.