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Avaliação Psicológica

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VASCONCELOS, Alina Gomide  and  NASCIMENTO, Elizabeth do. Motivational Coping Theory: A hierarchical and developmental model. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2016, vol.15, n.spe, pp. 77-87. ISSN 1677-0471.

Research on coping is commonly based on the cognitive model developed by Richard Lazarus and Susan Folkman. However, other theoretical approaches also discuss the subject. Among them, we highlight the Motivational Theory of Coping (MTC) developed by Ellen Skinner and colleagues in the 1990s. This integrative review aimed to systematize the elements of the nomological network of coping, as proposed by the MTC. Inclusion and exclusion criteria were applied to the selection of articles. Results were organized into three sections. In the first, we discuss elements that influence coping. In the second section, we show the hierarchical framework of coping. Finally, we discussed the relationship between the coping and the adaptive outcomes. We conclude that the MTC is a promising developmental approach. Further studies should be conducted to gather empirical evidence of the model

Keywords : stress; coping; hierarchical model.

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