The role of temperament in the changes of coping in Type 2 diabetes: direct and indirect relationships

Aleksandra Kroemeke , Zuzanna Kwissa-Gajewska


Abstract: The paper investigates whether the changes in cognitive appraisal and coping strategies related to initiation of insulin treatment onset mediate the effect of temperament on changes in positivity ratio among diabetic patients. Temperament, cognitive appraisal, coping strategies and positivity ratio (ratio of positive to negative affect) were assessed among 278 patients: just before conversion to insulin therapy and then one month later. Mediation analysis indicated that endurance and briskness were directly connected to changes in positivity ratio, whilst the effect of perseveration on positivity ratio was indirect via changes in negative appraisal, emotion- and problem-focused coping. The results confirm the stressful nature of the initiation of insulin treatment, and the assumptions of Lazarus’ model of stress and regulative role of temperament.
Author Aleksandra Kroemeke (Wydział Psychologii)
Aleksandra Kroemeke,,
- Wydział Psychologii
, Zuzanna Kwissa-Gajewska (Wydział Psychologii)
Zuzanna Kwissa-Gajewska,,
- Wydział Psychologii
Journal seriesPolish Psychological Bulletin, ISSN 0079-2993, e-ISSN 1641-7844, (B 15 pkt)
Issue year2014
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishtemperament, coping, cognitive appraisal, emotions, diabetes mellitus, mediation
ASJC Classification3200 General Psychology
Languageen angielski
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