Chapter 16. Women's Coping: Communal Versus Individualistic Orientation

  1. Cary L. Cooper Professor Editor-in-Chief President Chair Fellow4,
  2. Dr. James Campbell Quick Professor Fellow5 and
  3. Marc J. Schabracq health psychologist consultant6
  1. Pamela A. Geller1,
  2. Stevan E. Hobfoll2 and
  3. Carla Dunahoo3

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470682357.ch16

International Handbook of Work and Health Psychology, Third Edition

International Handbook of Work and Health Psychology, Third Edition

How to Cite

Geller, P. A., Hobfoll, S. E. and Dunahoo, C. (2009) Women's Coping: Communal Versus Individualistic Orientation, in International Handbook of Work and Health Psychology, Third Edition (eds C. L. Cooper, J. C. Quick and M. J. Schabracq), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470682357.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YW, UK

  2. 5

    Goolsby Leadership Academy, The University of Texas at Arlington, PO Box 19377, Arlington, TX 76019-0377, USA

  3. 6

    Human Factor Development, The Netherlands

Author Information

  1. 1

    Drexel University, USA

  2. 2

    Rush Medical College, USA

  3. 3

    Dunahoo Psychological Associates LLC, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 DEC 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470998069

Online ISBN: 9780470682357

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Keywords:

  • women's coping - communal versus individualistic orientation;
  • stressors in workplace;
  • increased women's risk of coronary heart disease (CHD);
  • work experiences on men's and women's lives - cultural perspective;
  • work stress and influence on women;
  • work–family role conflict and work–family balance;
  • multiaxial model of coping;
  • concept of self-identity and employee well-being and flexi-time and flexi-place

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Stressors in the Workplace

  • Examining the Model of Rugged Individualism

  • The Stress of Work and its Influence on Women

  • Job-Related Stressors Unique to Women

  • Workplace Support

  • Emphasis on Individualistic Orientation in the Workplace

  • Stress at Home

  • Work–Family Role Conflict

  • Home-Based Support

  • Communal Orientation: Developing a Collectivist Perspective

  • The Multiaxial Model of Coping

  • How the Multiaxial Model of Coping Changes Common Coping Assumptions

  • Implications for Intervention

  • Conclusions

  • References