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Dependence of Family Coping on Individual Adaptation Strategies and Family Environment Characteristics

Orlova Mariya Mikhailovna, Saratov State University

The problem of adaptation to difficult life situations is crucial for the current period of society development. The study of family coping as a support mechanism makes it possible to expand the understanding of adaptation mechanisms. The question of joint coping is connected with characteristics of social interaction, role behavior, degree of internality of the person, overcoming strategies. Cognition-based, emotion-based and behavior-based joint copings are distinguished. Family stress is the development of individual stress, with increased demands on the social and psychological resources of the family. The conducted research includes the analysis of personal features: self-relationships, coping strategies, psychological defenses, quality of life assessment, tendency to freeloading, degree of subjective control, and family features, which include factors of family environment and marital coping. The novelty of the research is associated with the definition of personal and interpersonal predictors of marital coping styles. The methods of mathematical statistics have been applied. The author concludes that the style of marital coping is associated with both the resources of the individual and the situation, and, directly, the ways of coping, which are characteristic of the individual. Resourcefulness has been studied both in terms of personal adaptation mechanisms and characteristics of family environment.


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