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Adaptation strategies into the context of personality predispositions

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Annals of General Psychiatry20087 (Suppl 1) :S104

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  • Public Health
  • Coping Strategy
  • Basic Factor
  • Adaptation Strategy
  • Social Competency


Personality needs of confidence determine choice of behavioral strategies. Confidence needs is an origin of activities that regulate coping strategies. The aim of this study is to identify factor “needs of confidence and its direction and degree. Our investigation describes level of confidence needs, preferred coping strategies and their interrelations.

Materials and methods

One hundred 18 years old students were included in the research. Questionnaire for coping strategies (COPE) and confidence needs scale was used.


We establish significant statistical dependences between needs of confidence and coping strategies choice.


Without absolutism confidence needs is a basic factor of adaptation abilities that define choice of coping strategies. On the other hand we can't ignore character predispositions and social competency of personality.

Authors’ Affiliations

INC Research, Sofia, Bulgaria
Department of Psychiatry, Military Medical Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria


© Martinova and Donchev; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2008

This article is published under license to BioMed Central Ltd.