Special Issue "Salutogenesis and Coping: Ways to Overcome Stress and Conflicts"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (19 June 2020) | Viewed by 34748
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Interests: salutogenesis; coping; stress; appraisal; conflicts; ethnic minorities; cultural groups; communities
2. Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Europa Universität Viadrina, 15234 Frankfurt, Germany
Interests: positive psychology; transcultural mental health; salutogenesis; shame; psychobiography; conflict transformation; 4IR; women leadership in diverse contexts
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The objective of this Special Issue is to explore the concepts of stress and coping resources and strategies, which are rooted in several theories, such as the stress and coping theory of Lazarus and Folkman and the salutogenesis theory of Antonovsky, and to understand how their core constructs are manifested in various ethnic and cultural groups around the world. These theories suggest that their main concepts, namely, several ways of coping, hope, personal and collective sense of coherence, and others, are universal and, therefore, predict that, in all cultures, they could be considered as potential protectors against stress. However, to date, most research on this topic has been done with western participants, and studies with non-western population have revealed ambiguous results.
Thus, in this Special Issue we aim to address these concerns comprehensively by inviting researchers from around the world to present their studies based on special research methods and mixed research methods. Furthermore, we invite researchers to combine and incorporate several theoretical foundations which are relevant to this topic, such as stress, appraisal and coping, salutogenesis, acculturation, etc. Each theoretical foundation will contribute its own driven variables to create a model encompassing the socio-ecological surroundings of individuals and will enable a fundamental understanding of positive adaptation in stressful and in conflictual situations in various cultural and ethnic groups and contexts around the world.
Prof. Orna Braun-Lewensohn
Prof. Dr. Claude-Helene Mayer
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- sense of coherence
- coping strategies and resources