, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 357-366

First online:

Using resistance resources to reduce stress: A study of rural Nevadans

  • Virginia A. HaldemanAffiliated withUniversity of Nevada-Reno
  • , Jeanne M. PetersAffiliated withUniversity of Nevada-Reno

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Based upon Antonovsky's conceptual model of resources as resistors to stress, seven personal and three environmental resistance resources are identified, and quantified. The resistance resources and measure of tension are used as the predictor variables in a stepwise multiple regression analysis to identify the factors which best predict stress. The four variables which are statistically significant in explaining variance in stress scores are satisfaction with family life, total number of life events experienced, age, and satisfaction with family finances.


Managing Stress Resistance Resources Rural Families