Conservation of resources theory Book Section

Authors: Hobfoll, S. E.; Ford, J. S.
Editor: Fink, G.
Article/Chapter Title: Conservation of resources theory
Abstract: Conservation of resources (COR) theory has become one of the two main explanatory systems for the understanding of stress. COR theory posits that people have a primary motivation to build, protect, foster, and maintain object, personal, condition, and energy resources. Stress occurs when resources are threatened or lost, or when there is a failure to gain resources following resource investment. © 2007 Copyright © 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Book Title: Encyclopedia of Stress. 2nd ed
ISBN: 978-0-12-373947-6
Publisher: Elsevier Inc.  
Publication Place: San Diego, CA
Date Published: 2007-01-01
Start Page: 562
End Page: 567
Language: English
DOI: 10.1016/B978-012373947-6.00093-3
PROVIDER: scopus
Notes: --- - 9780123739476 (ISBN) - "Export Date: 1 October 2013" - "Source: Scopus"
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  1. Jennifer S Ford
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