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

Abstract General Strain Theory (GST) posits that different types of strain lead to different types of negative emotions, some of which increase the likelihood of maladaptive coping. Much research on GST has focused on anger and depression. Far less attention has been directed toward other negative emotions, including anxiety and envy. The current study uses cross-sectional data from surveys administered to a university-based sample (N = 500) to address these voids and explore gender differences in the effects of strain and negative emotions in maladaptive coping. Results indicate that when gender differences existed in levels of strain and negative emotions, females experienced higher levels than males. Strain significantly predicted all four measur... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Zuniga, Ana Rosa (Author) / Holtfreter, Kristy (Advisor) / Reisig, Michael (Committee member) / Wang, Xia (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Criminology / Anxiety / Criminology / Envy / General Strain Theory / Maladaptive Coping / Negative Emotions
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 45 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Criminology and Criminal Justice 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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