Problem-Focused Coping: Definition, Strategies & Examples


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Which of the following is an example of problem-focused coping?

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1. Julie is in a difficult relationship with a friend. The friend has a drinking problem, and Julie can get roped into drinking too much, too, which makes her feel bad and stressed the next day. Which of the following is a problem-focused coping strategy to manage this stress?

2. Although Naomi has an assistant, she frequently feels like she wants to control all her projects at work. This results in her having too much work and increased stress. Which of the following problem-focused coping strategies would help her?

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Check your understanding of problem-focused coping by using the worksheet and quiz. For the quiz specifically, you need to know about the strategies that this coping mechanism involves.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can check your comprehension of:

  • Situations when problem-focused coping strategies would be an option
  • An example of problem-focused coping
  • Types of problem-focused coping strategies

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - retrieve the details you picked up about a problem-focused coping strategy geared towards someone who has a problem with drinking
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on problem-based coping techniques
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about when problem-focused coping strategies are appropriate and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Gain more knowledge about these strategies by working through the lesson called Problem-Focused Coping: Definition, Strategies & Examples. Goals you can complete include:

  • Determine how time management works
  • Review examples of problem-focused coping strategies
  • Examine the purpose of problem-focused coping