- Xi Wen (Carys) Chan, PhD, Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing (WOW), Griffith University, Australia
- Paula Brough, PhD, Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing (WOW), Griffith University, Australia
Background and rationale
The majority of research on coping continues to focus on how individuals cope in the presence of a past or present stressor, rather than an anticipated future stressor or event (Drummond & Brough, 2016a). As the COVID-19 pandemic has shown, the future is often uncertain and contains many known and unknown stressors (Chang et al., 2021; Drummond & Brough, 2016b). Correspondingly, investigating and understanding coping efforts aimed at managing potential future stressors is a valuable area of research that has received emerging interest (see Miao & Gan, 2020; Niessen et al., 2018; Raper& Brough, 2020; Stiglbauer & Batinic, 2015).