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Problem Solving Coping Style in Relation to Personality Type, Health Behavior and Life Satisfaction Among Cardiovascular Patients


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An attempt was made in the present investigation to study the problem solving coping style in relation to personality type, health behavior and life satisfaction among cardiovascular patients. Sample of study consists of 120 cardiovascular male and female patients in the age group of 40-60 years and the subjects were drawn randomly from various Districts of Andhra Pradesh, India. Type A personality scale developed by Glazer (1978); Type D personality scale developed by Denollet (2005); Health behavior scale developed by Ramamurthi and Jamuna (2005); Life Satisfaction Inventory developed by Ramamurthi (1969); and coping styles inventory developed by Tobin et al. (1984) were used to assess Personality type, health behavior and life satisfaction and problem solving coping style among cardiovascular patients.. Means, SDs and ANOVA were employed to analyze the data. Findings of the study revealed that personality type, health behavior and life satisfaction have significant influence on problem solving coping style among cardiovascular patients.

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Personality Type, Health Behavior, Life Satisfaction, Problem Solving Coping Style, Cardiovascular Patients.
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P. Sudha
Department of Psychology S.V. University, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
B. S. Kumar Reddy
Department of Psychology S.V. University, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

Abstract


An attempt was made in the present investigation to study the problem solving coping style in relation to personality type, health behavior and life satisfaction among cardiovascular patients. Sample of study consists of 120 cardiovascular male and female patients in the age group of 40-60 years and the subjects were drawn randomly from various Districts of Andhra Pradesh, India. Type A personality scale developed by Glazer (1978); Type D personality scale developed by Denollet (2005); Health behavior scale developed by Ramamurthi and Jamuna (2005); Life Satisfaction Inventory developed by Ramamurthi (1969); and coping styles inventory developed by Tobin et al. (1984) were used to assess Personality type, health behavior and life satisfaction and problem solving coping style among cardiovascular patients.. Means, SDs and ANOVA were employed to analyze the data. Findings of the study revealed that personality type, health behavior and life satisfaction have significant influence on problem solving coping style among cardiovascular patients.

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Personality Type, Health Behavior, Life Satisfaction, Problem Solving Coping Style, Cardiovascular Patients.