Table 1

Correlations between GHQ, coping styles, and years since qualification (using Pearson’s r)

Coping strategyGHQ 28AnxietyDepressionSomatic complaintsSocial functioningYears since qualification
*p<0.05, **p<0.001.
Substance misuse0.200.35*0.250.08−0.06−0.21
Turn to religion0.02−0.170.16−0.020.240.39*
Humour−0.16−0.03−0.13−0.19−0.18−0.38*
Behavioural disengagement−0.14−0.230.01−0.05−0.13−0.09
Seeking support−0.170.08−0.28−0.23−0.180.04
Active−0.48*−0.38*−0.29−0.46**−0.310.40*
Venting0.290.34*0.33*0.080.25−0.03
Denial/blame0.040.15−0.05−0.170.21−0.17
Acceptance−0.28−0.16−0.18−0.35*−0.110.24
Years since qualification0.300.260.050.210.38*