Moving Beyond Anger and Depression: The Effects of Anxiety and Envy on Maladaptive Coping

Ana Z. Daniels, Kristy Reisig

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Abstract

According to general strain theory (GST), life stressors, or strains, lead to different types of negative emotions, some of which increase the likelihood of maladaptive coping. A considerable body of research testing GST focuses on anger and depression as manifestations of negative emotionality. Less research considers other types of negative emotions (e.g., anxiety and envy). The current study addresses this void in the literature through the use of surveys administered to a university-based sample. We also consider whether the effects of negative emotions vary by sex. The implications of our findings for theory, research, and mental health providers are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)334-352
Number of pages19
JournalDeviant Behavior
Volume40
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 4 2019

Keywords

  • General strain theory
  • college student stress
  • gender
  • maladaptive coping
  • offending

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

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