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Couples Coping with Stress: A Cross-Cultural Perspective

Couples Coping with Stress: A Cross-Cultural Perspective

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This is the first book that reviews both empirical and clinical applications of how couples jointly cope with stress - dyadic coping - around the globe. The Systemic-Transactional Stress Model (STM), developed by co-editor Guy Bodenmann, is used as a consistent framework so readers can better appreciate the contrasts and similarities across the fourteen cultures represented in the book. Written by scholars from the particular culture, each chapter provides a conceptual review of the dyadic coping research conducted in their specific cultures, and also provides empirical and clinical recommendations. Additional contributions include how to measure dyadic coping, so others can apply the STM model in other contexts. The latest treatment approaches for therapy and prevention are also highlighted, making this book ideal for professionals interested in expanding their cultural competence when working with couples from various backgrounds.

Highlights include:

-How couples in different cultures deal with stress and how values and traditions affect dyadic stress and coping.
-Global applications, especially to couples in the regions highlighted in the book -- the U.S (including one chapter on Latino couples in the U.S.)., Australia, China, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Portugal, Romania, and Switzerland.
-Factors encountered in examining dyadic coping using the STM Model including measurement and assessment issues.
-Suggestions for making treatment, prevention, and intervention programs for couples more effective.

Ideal for relationship researchers, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and advanced students who work with couples dealing with stress. This book is also appropriate for advanced courses on interpersonal processes, close relationships, stress and coping, multicultural issues in marriage and family therapy or counseling, or family systems, taught in a variety of social science disciplines.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781317288879
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/12/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 324
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Mariana K. Falconier is Associate Professor and Clinical Director of the Center for Family Services at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Ashley K. Randall is Assistant Professor of Counseling and Counseling Psychology at Arizona State University.

Guy Bodenmann is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Zurich.

Table of Contents

    1. Coping in Couples: The Systemic Transactional Model (STM) Guy Bodenmann, Ashley K. Randall, and Mariana K .Falconier  2. Cultural Considerations in Understanding Dyadic Coping Across Cultures Mariana K. Falconier, Ashley K. Randall, and Guy Bodenmann  3. Measurement Dyadic Coping Across Cultures Fridtjof W. Nussbeck and Jeffrey B. Jackson  4. Dyadic Coping Among Couples in the U.S Laura E. Jiménez-Arista, Kelsey J. Walsh, and Ashley K. Randall  5. Dyadic Coping Among Latino Couples in the U.S Mariana K. Falconier  6. Dyadic Coping Among Swiss Couples Rebekka Kuhn, Peter Hilpert, and Guy Bodenmann  7. Dyadic Coping Among Portuguese Couples Ana M. Vedes, Marta Figueiredo Pedro, Ivone Martins Patrão, Sara Magalhães Albuquerque, Susana Costa Ramalho, Marco D. Pereira, Isabel Narciso Davide, Alexandra Marques Pinto, and Maria T. Ribeiro  8. Dyadic Coping Among German Couples Philipp Y. Herzberg and Susan Sierau  9. Dyadic Coping Among Italian Couples Silvia Donato  10. Dyadic Coping Among Greek Couples Pagona Roussi and Evangelos C. Karademas  11. Dyadic Coping Among Hungarian Couples Tamás Martos, Viola Sallay, and Rita Tóth-Vajna  12. Dyadic Coping Among Romanian Couples Petruta P. Rusu  13. Dyadic Coping Among Pakistani Couples Zara Arshad and Nazia Iqbal  14. Dyadic Coping Among Chinese Couples Feng Xu and Danika N. Hiew  15. Dyadic Coping Among Japanese Couples Akiko Kawashima and Tai Kurosawa  16. Dyadic Coping Among African Couples Peter Hilpert and Charles Kimano  17. Dyadic Coping Among Australian Couples Melissa G. Bakhurst and William K. Halford  18. Including the Cultural Context in Dyadic Coping: Directions for Future Research and Practice Karen Kayser and Tracey A. Revenson

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