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dc.contributor.advisorBettencourt, Anneng
dc.contributor.authorSchlegel, Rebecca J.eng
dc.date.issued2007eng
dc.date.submitted2007 Springeng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on November 5, 2007)eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2007.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Psychology.eng
dc.description.abstractMany studies have revealed that individual differences in coping responses to diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer are associated with psychological adjustment. The vast majority of these studies, however, focus on urban breast cancer patients and survivors. Some of the findings derived from the studies of urban women may generalize to their rural counterparts; yet rural breast cancer patients are likely to have distinct experiences that influence their physical and psychological well-being. The current study examines the possibility that the associations between coping and psychological adjustment are moderated by the rurality of breast cancer patients. The results revealed that several coping responses were differentially related to the well-being of rural and urban women. Specifically, active coping and positive reinterpretation/growth were more strongly positively correlated with the psychological well-being of rural breast cancer patients, compared to their urban counterparts. Similarly, behavioral disengagement was more strongly negatively correlated with the well-being of rural women. Possible reasons for this pattern of results and implications are discussed.eng
dc.identifier.merlinb61260368eng
dc.identifier.oclc180705512eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/5090
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/5090eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2007 Theseseng
dc.subject.lcshBreast -- Cancer -- Treatmenteng
dc.subject.lcshAdjustment (Psychology)eng
dc.subject.lcshCancer -- Patients -- Psychologyeng
dc.subject.lcshUrban women -- Psychologyeng
dc.subject.lcshRural women -- Psychologyeng
dc.titleRural and urban breast cancer patients: differential relationships between coping responses and psychological adjustmenteng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychology (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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