Self‐change of psychological distress: Laypersons' vs. psychologists' coping strategies
Date of Original Version
This study investigated the change processes that laypersons (N = 270) and psychologists (N = 158) reported using to overcome psychological distress. Eighty‐nine percent of the community sample and 82% of the professional sample experienced at least one episode of distress. Interpersonal relationships and willpower strategies were employed commonly in both samples; medication was used infrequently. Gender, education, and previous treatment were related to coping processes among laypersons. A comparative analysis indicated that, relative to laypersons, psychologists exhibited a larger and more varied repertoire of coping strategies. Copyright © 1986 Wiley Periodicals, Inc., A Wiley Company
Journal of Clinical Psychology
Norcross, John C., James O. Prochaska, and Carolo C. Diclemente. "Self‐change of psychological distress: Laypersons' vs. psychologists' coping strategies." Journal of Clinical Psychology 42, 5 (1986): 834-840. doi:10.1002/1097-4679(198609)42:5<834::AID-JCLP2270420527>3.0.CO;2-A.