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Solomon LJ, Rothblum ED. Stress, coping, and social support in women. Behavior Therapist. 1986 Nov;9(10):199-204.
Summarizes gender differences regarding stress and coping and highlights the results of studies that have focused on women's functioning. The following content areas are discussed: women and stress, stress and women's roles, women and coping, and women and social support. Focus is on determining how women resolve daily and major stressors in their lives. It is concluded that there is little doubt in the literature that women experience more distress than do men; women are more negatively impacted by events that take place in the interpersonal domain. A logical implication of this conclusion is that women should be taught to use more active coping.
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