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Coping behavior in the natural setting : a method of computer-aided self-observation

Perrez, Meinrad ; Reicherts, Michael

In: Controversial issues in behavior modification. Annual series of european research in behavior therapy, 1987, vol. 2, p. 127-137

We present a procedure for a computer-aided self-observation of coping be­ havior in stressf ul situations. This procedure allows us to record stress in everyday life with a compact pocket computer in a process-related way close to the event. Cogniti ve , affective and behavioral aspects are considered. At present th e procedure is being validated with data from a process -oriented questionnaire... More

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    We present a procedure for a computer-aided self-observation of coping be­ havior in stressf ul situations. This procedure allows us to record stress in everyday life with a compact pocket computer in a process-related way close to the event. Cogniti ve , affective and behavioral aspects are considered. At present th e procedure is being validated with data from a process -oriented questionnaire developed beforehand a nd conceived on the sam e theoretical basis. Effects of reactivity and influences of variables concerning defence ­ styl es and self-attentiveness are tested.