Coping in Performers of the Literary Arts Circuit
Master of Arts in Art Therapy
This research sought to determine which coping skills were used by performers within the literary arts circuit of poetry and spoken word to cope with stressful life events. Sixty-three participants were recruited via convenience sampling from social media to complete the COPE Inventory, a 60-item coping response assessment. The data was analyzed using an independent t-test. The results of this study will be used to inform the future development of effective coping strategies for literary arts performers.