The effects of sleep quality and coping strategies on the cognitive reappraisal ability amongst residential social care workers

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Brannick O Cillin, Roise
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Higher Diploma in Arts in Psychology
Dublin Business School
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The purpose of this study is to investigate the interactions and effects of sleep quality, cognitive coping strategies on cognitive reappraisal ability among Residential Social Care Workers in a statutory agency. It is an experimental correlational study in which Residential Social Care Workers (RSCW’s) were purposively sampled. The primary hypothesis that sleep quality and cognitive coping strategies were predictive of Cognitive Reappraial Ability (CRA) was not supported by the regression analysis but were retained based on supplementary findings. The supplementary findings indicated that the overall sample of RSCW’s scored significantly low in CRA. Further investigation identified that in particular RSCW’s in position for less than three years and male RSCW’s were predictive of significantly low CRA. Significant differences in sadness perceptions were found between two sample groups of RSCW’s resulting in overall high sadness scores. In addition post hoc tests indicated a significant negative relationship between negative coping strategies and sleep quality. Author keywords: Cognitive coping strategies, CRA, sleep quality