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The mediating effect of coping strategies on the relationship between character virtues and perceived stress in a student population

Slabbers, Robin (2020) The mediating effect of coping strategies on the relationship between character virtues and perceived stress in a student population.

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Abstract:Students encounter different new situations during their time at college, those encounters are for some a pleasant experience but others report high-stress levels. The way students handle those perceived stressors by using adaptive ways of coping like problem-focused coping strategy seems to influence their levels of perceived stress. Problem-focused coping includes strategies like generating new ways to deal with the problem, evaluating the pros and cons of different options, and a stepwise approach to tackle the problem. The main aim of the present study is to first check correlational relationships between the variables of character virtues, problem-focused coping and perceived stress. Further, a mediating effect of problem-focused coping on the relationship between character virtues/strengths and perceived stress in a student sample. The outcome of the present study further supports the positive association of character strength and virtues. Possessing higher levels of virtues is associated with the use of more adaptive coping strategy. Resulting in beneficial outcomes when being confronted with a problematic situation
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/82480
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