Document Type



Master of Science (MS)



First Advisor's Name

Leslie Frazier

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Suzanna Rose

Third Advisor's Name

Jonathan Tubman

Date of Defense



This study examines the integration of life events into the possible selves repertoire and explores the potential relationship between event-related possible selves and coping. The sample consisted of 198 participants, with age ranging from 18 - 84. Participants were administered interviews consisting of demographic information, the Possible Selves Interview, the Social Readjustment Rating Scale, the Ways of Coping Checklist-Revised, the Satisfaction with Life Scale, and the General Well-Being Schedule. Results indicate that the Integration of stressful events into the possible selves repertoire positively impacted coping. This study paves the way for important prevention programs aimed at promoting an individual's well being.




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