An isomorphic theory of stress: the dynamics of person–environment fit



An isomorphic theory in the domain of stress refers to a dimension-specific extension of person–environment fit theory. Isomorphism extends person–environment fit theory by focusing attention on corresponding characteristics in the person and the environment; in this case, the control, uncertainty, and interpersonal dimensions. Isomorphic theory overarches and integrates the ecological and adaptation approaches to stress, providing the basis for a dynamic effects model of stress and person–environment fit. Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.