Accession Number:

ADA248102

Title:

Methods of Coping with Stress: A Taxonomy

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Sep 1990-Jun 1991

Corporate Author:

NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENTCENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

75.0

Abstract:

The objective of this program was to provide stress management training to all members of the Navy Recruiting Command and their spouses. Part of any personal stress management system is a carefully crafted stress-coping strategy which incorporates a number of methods. Heretofore, a taxonomy of stress-coping methods has not been developed. A compilation of methods, reference sources, and simple categorization is needed which will facilitate the development of a personal stress-coping strategy by Navy personnel. To develop a taxonomy of stress-coping methods, using terminology readily understandable by the nonprofessional community and including sufficient methods to ensure coverage of the field. Computerized and manual literature searches were used to research the required information. Several categories of coping methods were avoided any methods which advocated ingestion, inhalation, or other introduction of any substance into the body any methods which advocated violence or assault and, any methods which required extensive or continued application, administration, or conducting by a professional, care giver, or therapist. Two hundred twenty-one methods were identified and defined. A panel of experts used a card-sort technique to develop eight categories under which the 221 methods were subsumed. The taxonomy should prove useful in the stress training programs for Navy Recruiting Command personnel and should facilitate the development of comprehensive individual stress-coping strategies.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE