Silvia Donato

Dyadic coping, that is managing stress together: A review of the literature

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Keywords: Dyadic Coping; Interpersonal Contest of Coping; Couple Relationship.

Dyadic coping is the process through which partners cope with stressful events together as a couple. The present contribution is aimed to provide a review of the literature that has lead researchers to formulate this construct, of the main existing approaches to the study of dyadic coping, with particular attention to the Systemictransactional theory of dyadic coping by Guy Bodenmann, and of the main findings of the research conducted on this themes in Italy and abroad. Studies have shown that dyadic coping competences are determined by individual, situational, relational and cultural factors, and that positive dyadic coping is an important predictor of partners' wellbeing and relationship satisfaction.

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