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Table 4 Correlations between defensive mechanisms and coping strategies

From: Interrelation between defensive mechanisms and coping strategies in psychiatry trainees in Romania: a multicenter study

Parameters Problem-focused Emotion-focused Social support Avoidant
Superior adaptation 0.381** 0.266** 0.255** − 0.091
Disavowal 0.027 0.059 0.163 0.191*
Mental inhibition 0.035 0.109 0.143 0.415**
Major distortion − 0.158 − 0.112 0.222* 0.420**
Minor distortion 0.057 0.098 0.202* 0.277**
Action − 0.070 − 0.069 0.198* 0.410**
  1. *Significant correlation at 0.05 level
  2. ** Significant correlation at 0.01 level