Volume 1, Issue 2, 2011

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The relationships between dispositional coping and personality variables.
Măirean, C. & Turliuc, M. N. Pages 7-28

Summary/Abstract: Previous research claimed that coping resources reflect stable personality characteristics (Bouchard, Guillemette, & Landry-Léger, 2004). The aim of the present study was to explore the relations between active coping, positive reinterpretation, denial and personality variables. Active coping is the process of taking active steps to try to remove or circumvent the stressor or to ameliorate its effects (Carver, Scheier, & Weintraub, 1989). Positive reinterpretation implies the fact that a person views a stressor in more positive terms. Denial is a strategy used when a person denies the reality of a stressful event (Carver et al., 1989). To assess personality traits, we used Big-Five personality dimensions: neuroticism, extraversion, agreeableness, openness, conscientiousness. To measure participants' coping strategies when faced with stressful events, the 53-item COPE scale (Carver et al., 1989) was used. Participants in this study (N=112) also completed the NEO Five-Factor Inventory (Costa & McCrae, 1992). Pearson’s correlations revealed that neuroticism, extraversion, and conscientiousness significantly relate with the use of a particular coping strategy. Multiple regression analysis demonstrated that conscientiousness and extraversion are the best predictors for the use of active coping strategies and positive reinterpretation. The research contributes to existing knowledge of how personality traits are related to coping strategies when confronted with adversity. Download full article

Values and ethics of Community Psychology.
Cioară, I. Pages 29-42

Language: English
Subject(s): Psychology
Issue: I - 2/2011
Page Range: 29-42
No. of Pages: 14
Keywords: cultural competence; social justice; participation; health; caring; human diversity

Summary/Abstract: Based on the analysis of distinct notes of community psychology, defined by cultural competence, the paper presents cultural and moral values (social justice, self-determination, participation, wealth, caring, human diversity) that contribute to the particularization of this new field of contemporary psychology. The paper focuses on the openness to social interaction, the ways of development for community resources and the means to enhance citizen participation in social change facilitated by community psychology. Download full article

Inequality in action.
Potter, J., Tileagă, C., & Hepburn, A. Pages 43-60
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Recent life experiences: psychometric data in the case of west area of Romania.
Oprea, I., Marian, M., & al. Pages 61-78
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The psychosocial factors involved in shaping marital couples attitudes towards domestic violence in western Romania.
Chipea, F., Miclea, R., & Mada, B. Pages 79-103
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Temporal experience as a component of social problem solving.
Roşeanu, G. & Piroiu, A. C. Pages 104-114
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The role of the social support in alcohol-related disorders.
Dindelegan, C. Pages 115-125
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