Applying the Sense of Coherence Model to Understanding the Psychological Strength of People with Disabilities: A Systematic Literature Review

Wonsun Seo, Vanessa M. Perry


People with disabilities are more likely to experience maladaptive or negative psychological outcomes such as depression, anger, isolation, etc. due to disability status or disability stigma. Individuals with disabilities who possess a high sense of coherence may show the ability to anticipate stressors, mobilize available resources, and eventually appropriately manage stressors A sense of coherence is a personal psychological assumption, belief, or perspectives that the world is perceived as orderly, manageable and meaningful. This literature review provides an overview of the literature of how individuals with disabilities use a sense of coherence to adapt to chronic illness and disability.


disability; sense of coherence; adjustment to disability

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