Dispositional Versus Situational Coping: Are the Coping Strategies African Americans Use Different for General Versus Racism- Related Stressors?

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  • Phillips C
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Abstract

When faced with difficulties and problems, people use a variety of cognitive and behavioral strategies to cope, and culture influences the strategies that are chosen. Unfortunately, little is known about how culture influences cop-ing because most research is done with White samples. As coping is a key determinant of a person's adaptation to stressful life events, it is impera-tive that researchers develop a nuanced understanding of African American coping that is specific enough to guide prevention and intervention efforts. Thus, the aim of this study was to (a) investigate how African Americans differ from one another in the way they cope and (b) examine whether the

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  • Tamara L Brown

  • Clarenda M Phillips

  • Tahirah Abdullah

  • Ebony Vinson

  • Jermaine Robertson

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