Identifying the antecedents of coping with an organizational acquisition: A structural assessment

Christine L. Scheck, Angelo J. Kinicki

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This study used Lazarus and Folkman's (1984) cognitive-phenomenological model of coping and Lazarus's (1991) theory of emotions to develop and test a model of how individuals cope with an organizational acquisition. The model identifies the origins and process used to select both problem-focused and emotion-focused coping strategies. Covariance structure analysis of data from 172 individuals indicated that problem-focused coping was directly influenced by primary appraisal and negative emotion, while only certain types of emotion-focused coping were directly related to negative emotion. All coping strategies were impacted by social support. Furthermore, negative emotion was predicted by primary appraisal, which in turn was related to perceived control, coping efficacy, and environmental conditions. Recommendations for future research and applications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)627-648
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Organizational Behavior
Volume21
Issue number6
StatePublished - Sep 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Identifying the antecedents of coping with an organizational acquisition : A structural assessment. / Scheck, Christine L.; Kinicki, Angelo J.

In: Journal of Organizational Behavior, Vol. 21, No. 6, 09.2000, p. 627-648.

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