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The development of self structures and active coping


  • Jasmina Knezevic

    () (Preschool teacher and sport trainers high school, Subotica, Serbia)

  • Miroslav Knezevic

    (Medical center, General hospital, Subotica, Serbia)


In addition to cope with usual stressful circumstances at work, nowadays, it is important to examine what kind of mental capacities of medical staff are adaptive in respect of a new type of stress - job insecurity. Special focus is put upon self structures as personality determinants and the role they have in coping.. The aim of the study was to determine the role of the self structures in active coping with job insecurity. It was supposed that the increasing integration of self structures leads to increasing use of active coping strategies. Perceived job insecurity was measured by The job insecurity perception scale (Kneževiæ and Majstoroviæ, 2013). The Ego Functioning Questionnaire (Majstoroviæ, Legault and Green-Demers, 2008) was used to evaluate types of ego-functioning; coping were assessed by the Cybernetic coping scale (Edwards and Baglioni, 1993). In order to test the hypothesis the multivariate regression analysis was developed with self-regulation as predictor and active coping strategy as a criterion. A significant model F(3, 306) = 26,73, p

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  • Jasmina Knezevic & Miroslav Knezevic, 2016. "The development of self structures and active coping," Interdisciplinary Description of Complex Systems - scientific journal, Croatian Interdisciplinary Society Provider Homepage:, vol. 14(2), pages 246-252.
  • Handle: RePEc:zna:indecs:v:14:y:2016:i:2:p:246-252

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    self structures; job insecurity; coping;

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    • Z19 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Other


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