A longitudinal investigation of repressive coping and ageing

James Erskine, Lia Kvavilashvili, Lynn Myers, Sarah Leggett, Steve Davies, Syd Hiskey, Joanna Hogg, Sophia Yeo, George Georgiou

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Abstract

Two studies investigated the possibility that repressive coping is more prevalent in older adults and that this represents a developmental progression rather than a cohort effect. Study 1 examined repressive coping and mental health cross-sectionally in young and old adults. Study 2 examined whether there was a developmental progression of repressive coping prevalence rates in a longitudinal sample of older adults.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1010-1020
Number of pages11
JournalAging and Mental Health
Volume20
Issue number10
Early online date3 Jul 2015
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 3 Jul 2015

Keywords

  • ageing
  • thought suppression
  • repressive coping
  • psychopathology
  • well-being

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