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Title:Attributional Dimensions of Problem Cause and Solution and Their Relation to Coping Strategies, Problem -Solving Confidence, and Life Satisfaction
Author(s):Stepleman, Lara Michelle
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Tracey, Terence J.
Department / Program:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Education, Educational Psychology
Abstract:A measure of Brickman et al.'s (1982) model of helping/coping orientations was validated and its relation to the counseling variables: (1) problem-solving confidence, (2) coping styles, and (3) satisfaction with life was investigated. Two-hundred and fifty one participants from five environments (mental health center, health center, church, university, and Alcoholics/Narcotics Anonymous) completed the Attribution of Problems Solution Responsibility Scale (APSRS), an additional measure of attribution, and measures for each of the three aforementioned variables. Findings indicate that the APSRS has sound reliability and construct validity and is related to the counseling variables in the hypothesized manners. The APSRS has clinical implications with regard to the impact of attributions of cause and solution of problems to how individuals cope with problems and how satisfied they are with their lives.
Issue Date:2001
Description:230 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9996687
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2001

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