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Abstract

The impact hardiness had on mental and physical health was examined. Hardiness, a stress resistant personality construct, consists of three interrelated components: commitment, control, and challenge. Numerous studies revealed that hardiness significantly decreased one's disposition toward mental and physical illness. In addition, results indicated that hardy persons are more inclined to utilize transformational coping strategies. Some researchers argued that the hardiness-illness relationship may be confounded by one's level of neuroticism as well as by hardy individuals maintaining better health practices than their non-hardy counterparts. Overall, hardiness was found to serve as a buffer in the face of stressful circumstances, more powerful than even optimism, social support, or exercise.

Year of Submission

2005

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Educational Leadership and Postsecondary Education

First Advisor

Jennifer Murra

Second Advisor

Ann Vernon

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Date Original

2005

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1 PDF file (23 leaves)

Language

en

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