Blaxton JM, Bergeman CS
Pers Individ Dif. 2017 Jan;104:357-361. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2016.08.041.
We assess the daily relationships between age, three functional coping strategies, and positive and negative affect while accounting for the individual’s cognitive appraisal of the severity and controllability of their encountered stressor. We collected 56 days of daily data from participants in the Notre Dame Study of Healthy & Well-Being assessing affect, the most bothersome event experienced each day, and coping strategies used to deal with that event.