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Vol 11, No 2 (2012)
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Published online: 2013-03-15
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Attachment Styles and the Ways of Coping with Stress in Polish Nurses

Kazimierz Franczak
Advances in Palliative Medicine 2012;11(2):62-73.

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Vol 11, No 2 (2012)
Original articles
Published online: 2013-03-15

Abstract

This article presents the results of research that was conducted on attachment styles and methods of coping with stress for a group of professionally active nurses. The project covered 158 individuals. The study was conducted by utilizing the Attachment to Parents in Childhood Questionnaire (KPRD), the Polish version of which was developed by Marchwicki [1] on the basis of the Experiences in Close Relationship Scale by K. A. Brennan, C. L. Clark and P. R. Shaver, together with the Polish version of the Ways of Coping Questionnaire — WCQ by S. Folkman and R.S. Lazarus. The results of this research demonstrate that attachment styles clearly differentiate the ways in which the subject nurses cope with stress. The results obtained also support the conclusion that attachment styles are significant predictors of the methods utilized for coping with stress. Secure attachment styles are significant predictors of an ability to cope under difficult circumstances. On the other hand, distorted attachment styles create an unfavorable dynamic for dealing with stressful situations, consisting of destructive and ineffective behaviors.

Abstract

This article presents the results of research that was conducted on attachment styles and methods of coping with stress for a group of professionally active nurses. The project covered 158 individuals. The study was conducted by utilizing the Attachment to Parents in Childhood Questionnaire (KPRD), the Polish version of which was developed by Marchwicki [1] on the basis of the Experiences in Close Relationship Scale by K. A. Brennan, C. L. Clark and P. R. Shaver, together with the Polish version of the Ways of Coping Questionnaire — WCQ by S. Folkman and R.S. Lazarus. The results of this research demonstrate that attachment styles clearly differentiate the ways in which the subject nurses cope with stress. The results obtained also support the conclusion that attachment styles are significant predictors of the methods utilized for coping with stress. Secure attachment styles are significant predictors of an ability to cope under difficult circumstances. On the other hand, distorted attachment styles create an unfavorable dynamic for dealing with stressful situations, consisting of destructive and ineffective behaviors.
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Keywords

attachment; stress; coping styles; nurses; health

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Title

Attachment Styles and the Ways of Coping with Stress in Polish Nurses

Journal

Advances in Palliative Medicine

Issue

Vol 11, No 2 (2012)

Pages

62-73

Published online

2013-03-15

Bibliographic record

Advances in Palliative Medicine 2012;11(2):62-73.

Keywords

attachment
stress
coping styles
nurses
health

Authors

Kazimierz Franczak

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