Chapter 4. Personality, Stress, and Coping

  1. Margarete E. Vollrath2,3
  1. Norbert K. Semmer

Published Online: 13 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470713860.ch4

Handbook of Personality and Health

Handbook of Personality and Health

How to Cite

Semmer, N. K. (2006) Personality, Stress, and Coping, in Handbook of Personality and Health (ed M. E. Vollrath), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470713860.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Psychological Institute, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

  2. 3

    Division of Mental Health, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway

Author Information

  1. University of Bern, Switzerland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470021347

Online ISBN: 9780470713860



  • personality;
  • stress;
  • emotional stability;
  • social conflicts;
  • negative events


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Personality and the Stress Experience: Mechanisms

  • Traits, Goals, and Motives: What is Stressful for Whom?

  • Vulnerable vs. Resilient Persons

  • Coping

  • Final Comments

  • References