The concept of sense of coherence (SOC) was also put forward by Aaron Antonovsky in 1979 to explain why some people become ill under stress and others stay healthy. It is defined as “The extent to which one has a pervasive, enduring though dynamic, feeling of confidence that one’s environment is predictable and that things will work out as well as can reasonably be expected.” The SOC has three components – comprehensibility, manageability, and meaningfulness.
Salutogenesis is a term coined by sociologist Aaron Antonovsky. The term describes a medical approach focusing on factors that support human health and well-being, rather than on factors that cause disease (pathogenesis). More specifically, the salutogenic model is concerned with the relationship between health, stress, and coping.