The author gratefully thanks Eileen Gambrill for comments on an earlier draft of this manuscript.
Coping and Disputing with Neighbors1
Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 22, Issue 23, pages 1852–1870, December 1992
How to Cite
Paquin, G. (1992), Coping and Disputing with Neighbors. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 22: 1852–1870. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.1992.tb00981.x
- Issue published online: 31 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
A model based on the disputing process is discussed in the context of annoyances with neighbors. Results of a telephone survey (n= 198) which examined the cognitive and behavioral reactions of respondents to neighbor annoyances are presented. Most respondents handled neighbor annoyances through cognitive coping mechanisms. The intensity of annoyance and the cognitions reported in response to the annoyance, were related to whether respondents actively reacted to the annoyance (complained or disputed).