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Coherence, Location, and Public Health
  1. Carlos Alvarez-Dardet,
  2. John R Ashton, Joint Editors

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    In this issue we have a varied menu to offer, but two themes are perhaps worthy of highlighting. As a follow up to our recent tribute to Antonovsky and his theories of salutogenesis, we carry a research paper by Richardson and Ratner that sets out to test the hypothesis that Antonovsky’s concept of sense of coherence moderates the health impacts of stressful life events (in this case, in relation to family breakdown, financial crisis, or physical abuse). The conclusion is that sense of coherence does indeed seem to buffer the impact of recent stressful life events.
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