AS AQA Psychology PSYA2- The Hardy Personality

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  • Created by: Ruth Butt
  • Created on: 31-05-13 12:10

Kobasa suggested some people have more hardy personalities than others, are therefore able to cope better with stress. There are three C's to the hardy personlality:

  • Control: They are in control of their lives
  • Commitment: Involved in the world around them
  • Challenge: See life as challenges to be overcome rather than threats or stressors

Kobasa suggested that some are more psychologically hardy than others, enabling them to cope better with stress, and that hardiness can be learnt as a stress management technique. Kobasa studied 800 American business executives on the SRRS, and of them, 150 were classed as high stress. Particularly, those who had high stress/low illness…

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