The hardy personality (Kobasa, Maddi et al.)

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  • The hardy personality (Kobasa)
    • the stress scores of 800 business executives were determined using Holmes and Rahe's SRRS
      • hardiness was assessed using a hardiness test
    • Kobasa found that 150 of the executives were experiencing high levels of stress
      • however, these individuals differed in their illness record over the same period
    • those with low levels of illness were more likely to have scored high on all three characteristics of the hardy personality and vice versa
    • Maddi et al.
      • measured hardiness in employees of a company that was dramatically reducing its workforce over 1 yr
      • they found that two-thirds suffered stress-related illness over the year
        • but the other third thrived, showing evidence of the 3 components of the hardy personality

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