Psychological adjustment of melanoma survivors: The contribution of hardiness, attachment, and cognitive appraisal

Y. Hamama-Raz*, Z. Solomon

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Abstract

The study examines the contributions of hardiness, attachment style, and cognitive appraisal to the psychological adjustment of 300 survivors of malignant melanoma: The findings show that the survivors' adjustment is by far better predicted by their personal resources and cognitive appraisal than by their sociodemographic features (with the exception of marital status) and features of their illness. Of all the variables, their adjustment was best predicted by their attachment style, with secure attachment making for greater well-being and less distress. These findings add to the ample evidence that personal resources help persons to cope with stressful or traumatic events.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)172-182
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Individual Differences
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2006

Keywords

  • Attachment
  • Cognitive appraisal
  • Hardiness
  • Psychological adjustment

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