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| Published: December 25, 2015

Coping Patterns of Sero Positive Person: A Qualitative Study

P. K. Rai

Prof. & Head, Dept. Of Psychology, Doctor Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Sanjita Gupta

Former Research Scholar, Dept. Of Psychology, Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh Google Scholar More about the auther

, Rituraj

Research Scholar, Dept. Of Psychology, Doctor Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.145/20150301

DOI: 10.25215/0301.145

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This paper is based on qualitative analysis of sero positive persons, copping strategies based on semi structured interview schedule, narrative analysis and in depth analysis. Eight case histories have been analysed, On the basis of different coping strategies and world views. Self narrative of a positive person who has been transformed in to a global AIDS counsellor, married to a sero negative woman, has been discussed in detail. Excerpt from his interview has also been portrayed. Case histories have been analysed and labelled in to dominant coping strategies like venting of emotions, positive restructuring and growth, cognitive reappraisal etc. Positive self regulation of emotional pain has also been depicted. These analyses have relevance for psychological counselling for positive persons struggling to overcome the distress and want to lead adaptive life in their families. It portrays that positive persons have immerse capabilities to cope with adversities and positive self transformation.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.145/20150301

DOI: 10.25215/0301.145

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 1, October-December, 2015

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