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Cross-cultural differences in coping with sadness

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The current study investigated cross-cultural differences in ways of coping with sadness in a multicultural sample (N=140). Anova analyses revealed that Asians and Caucasians are less likely to use confrontive and positive reappraisal coping strategies in dealing with sadness than multicultural individuals. Asians are also less likely to use distancing coping strategies than multicultural individuals. Clinical implications of the results are discussed.

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Vandervoort, D.J. Cross-cultural differences in coping with sadness. Curr Psychol 20, 147–153 (2001). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-001-1022-3

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