Stress and coping patterns of participants and non-participants in self-help groups for parents of the mentally ill

Benjamin Gidron, Neil B. Guterman, Harriet Hartman

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Abstract

The authors examined differences in stress and coping patterns as well as in situationally-related variables between participants and non-participants in self-help groups for parents of the mentally ill in Israel. Participants, who were higher on socio-economic status indicators, reported coping patterns that tended to be both more active and interactive. They also reported greater concerns around psycho-social issues than non-participants. The authors discuss the possible interrelationships among these findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)483-496
Number of pages14
JournalCommunity mental health journal
Volume26
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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