Proactive coping and its relation to the Five‐Factor Model of personality

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Before you choose this assement please make sure you have the text book as i do not have it

Word/Time limit: 800 (+/- 10%)

Read page 574 of the Bernstein et al. (2013) textbook (eText available in Blackboard) for an introduction to the topic and contextual information (Note: You might also search for the original Five Factor Model paper by McCrae and Costa (1997)). Do not include the textbook in your list of annotations. You may use this information in your essay for Assessment 2, in which case you should include the textbook in the reference list for that assessment.

You will be provided with two Starting References (see the topic box) that you will need to locate through the library’s online database of journal articles. These starting references make up 50% of the annotated bibliography; you are required to then source one article through independent research to complete your submission.

You will use your annotations to write an essay on the topic in Assessment 2.

You are expected to conform to the style and conventions presented in the Findlay (2015) textbook (eText available in Blackboard) and your essay will be marked accordingly. For this assessment, the following pages in Findlay are prescribed: pages 86-93.

Additional information about this assessment may be provided in announcements during the trimester. Please read all announcements.


With particular reference to the ‘Five Factor Model of personality’ discuss how personality relates to proactive coping amongst university students and critically evaluate the research evidence linking these two constructs.


Coping involves the use of personal attributes, skills, and social supports to manage stressful and challenging life circumstances. Proactive coping is a specific type of coping that employs future‐oriented strategies to prevent the negative outcomes associated with potential stressors and to see them as opportunities for personal growth. An individual’s unique set of personality attributes is one factor that is likely to be associated with their tendency to use proactive coping strategies.


You must locate and read the following journal articles:

Title: Proactive coping and its relation to the Five‐Factor Model of personality
Authors: Erin Hambrick & David McCord
Journal: Individual Differences Research
Details: Published 2010, Vol. 8, Issue No. 2, Pages 67‐77

Title: The role of the Five Factor Model of personality with proactive coping and preventative coping among college students
Authors: Casey Straud, Mary McNaughton‐Cassill & Robert Fuhrman
Journal: Personality and Individual Differences
Details: Published 2015, Vol. 83, Pages 60‐64

*Note that these references are NOT in APA style. One of your tasks in this assessment is to create correctly formatted references for the sources you use


Your annotated bibliography will consist of four references related to the assessment topic—this includes two starting references plus two others you find yourself through the library.

Follow the format used in the annotated bibliography example shown below in the Additional resources section of this document. You will lose marks if you do not use this format.

List your four references in alphabetical order by first author’s surname.

Each reference must be presented in APA 6th edition style and annotations must be written entirely in your own words. Do not use direct quotes or phrases from the source article in your annotation.

Do not cite any studies in an annotated bibliography. Write only about the article you are discussing in the annotation.

Each reference must be followed by a 150-200 word annotation (one paragraph) that briefly describes:

  • the aim of the research
  • the research design (e.g. experiment, review, meta-analysis)
  • key research findings/outcomes/recommendations
  • strengths or weaknesses of the research.

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