3. New Directions for Coping Research

  1. Philip J. Dewe,
  2. Michael P. O'Driscoll and
  3. Cary L. Cooper

Published Online: 15 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470711712.ch3

Coping with Work Stress: A Review and Critique

Coping with Work Stress: A Review and Critique

How to Cite

Dewe, P. J., O'Driscoll, M. P. and Cooper, C. L. (2010) New Directions for Coping Research, in Coping with Work Stress: A Review and Critique, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470711712.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 DEC 2010
  2. Published Print: 24 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470997666

Online ISBN: 9780470711712



  • new directions for coping research;
  • new designs, new ideas and new approaches - to old problems;
  • new directions, exploring advances and developments - in understanding appraisal and its explanatory potential;
  • transactional model of stress - at its core, cognitive processes of appraisal;
  • work, extending appraisal framework - ‘benefit’-related appraisals;
  • Lazarus, appraisals in terms of ‘harm/loss’, ‘threat’ and ‘challenge’;
  • potential for growth - stressful encounters, through concept of stress-related growth;
  • spirit of positive psychology - second strand to field of positive organizational studies;
  • emotion-focused coping;
  • complexity and multifaceted role of leisure-coping strategy, meanings individuals give to active leisure


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • New developments in appraisal

  • The influence of positive psychology

  • From positive psychology to proactive coping

  • Other developments in coping

  • Progress towards understanding coping effectiveness

  • From stress to emotions to positive emotions and coping