Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya • ISSN 2075-7999
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Melnitskaya T.B., Belykh T.V. Features of coping behavior in people living in radioactively contaminated territories of Russia

Full text in Russian: Мельницкая Т.Б., Белых Т.В. Особенности копинг-поведения населения, проживающего на радиоактивно загрязненных территориях России
The Scientific-Methodological Center “Prognoz”, Central Institute for Advanced Training, Obninsk, Russia

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Main personal and social coping resources (personal, micro-social, macro-social) providing adaptive coping strategies (“assertive actions”, “coming into social contact”, “seeking social support”) in inhabitants of radioactively contaminated territories were studied. The study was conducted in 2008 in Bryansk, Kaluga, Oryol and Tula regions radioactively contaminated after Chernobyl accident. 221 people took part in the study. Abramova’s technique for studing social and psychological problems of radioactively contaminated territories inhabitants and Hobfoll's Strategic Approach to Coping Scale (SACS) were used. It is shown that in a part of the inhabitants rent (compensation) attitudes were developed. The obtained results allow to determine individual techniques of social assistance supporting people living in radioactively contaminated territories of Russia.

Keywords: coping, coping behavior, coping resources, coping strategies, radioactively contaminated territories, informational and psychological protection of population, radiation factor

 

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Received 6 April 2012. Date of publication: 20 August 2012.

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Melnitskaya Tatyana B. Ph.D., The Scientific-Methodological Center “Prognoz”, Central Institute for Advanced Training, ul. Kurchatova, 21, 249032 Obninsk, Russia.
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Belykh Tatyana V. M.Sci., The Scientific-Methodological Center “Prognoz”, Central Institute for Advanced Training, ul. Kurchatova, 21, 249032 Obninsk, Russia.
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Melnitskaya T.B., Belykh T.V. Features of coping behavior in people living in radioactively contaminated territories of Russia. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2012, Vol. 5, No. 24, p. 11. http://psystudy.ru (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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