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Title: Anger, stress, coping, social support and health: Modelling the relationships
Authors: Diong, S.M.
Bishop, G.D. 
Enkelmann, H.C.
Tong, E.M.W.
Why, Y.P. 
Ang, J.C.H.
Khader, M.
Keywords: Anger
Physical health
Psychological health
Social support
Issue Date: Aug-2005
Source: Diong, S.M., Bishop, G.D., Enkelmann, H.C., Tong, E.M.W., Why, Y.P., Ang, J.C.H., Khader, M. (2005-08). Anger, stress, coping, social support and health: Modelling the relationships. Psychology and Health 20 (4) : 467-495. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Two studies examined the interrelationships of anger, the experience of stress, perceived social support, and coping strategies along with their relationship to health using structural equation modelling (SEM). Results showed dispositional anger to be composed of two factors, anger experience and anger control. Higher levels of anger experience were related directly to higher levels of stress and lower levels of perceived support resources, indirectly to greater use of avoidance coping, and both directly and indirectly to lower psychological well-being and greater psychological distress. Psychological distress was, in turn, related to poorer physical health. By contrast, higher levels of anger control were associated with a greater tendency to engage in active and reappraisal coping and lower use of avoidance coping. Active and reappraisal coping were, in turn, related to better psychological and physical health whereas the opposite was true for avoidance coping. © 2005 Taylor & Francis Group Ltd.
Source Title: Psychology and Health
ISSN: 08870446
DOI: 10.1080/0887044040512331333960
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