, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 87-100

Coping with a threat to life: A longitudinal study of self-concept, social support, and psychological distress

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This research was funded in part by the Center for the Absorption of Scientists, Ministry of Absorption, Israel, and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion Universtiy of the Negev. Thanks to Professors Aaron Antonovsky, Perry London, Charles Spielberger, and to the anonymous reviewers for valuable suggestions concerning data analysis and conceptualization of the results. We also thank the physicians, nurses, and social workers of the Division of Surgery. Soroka Medical Center, especially Professors Feuchtwainger and Haruzi and Dr. Hoda, and chief nurses Zipi Ovadia, Bat Sheva Meir, and Barach Shkori, and our research assistant, Moshe Morann.