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Relationship between character strengths and lower levels of college-related stress and test anxiety

Bernebée-Say, Lara (2020) Relationship between character strengths and lower levels of college-related stress and test anxiety.

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Abstract:Background: College-related stress is increasingly observed at campuses, but also test anxiety is common among university students. Both issues are related as a major predictor for college-related stress is test anxiety. However, positive psychology interventions using character strengths showed to help students to deal with such problems. Character strengths are positive trait-like characteristics beneficial for the individual and can be classified into overarching virtues. This study aimed to explore the relationship between character strength and the two individual variables college-related stress as well as test anxiety. First, it was assessed to what extent character strengths are related to perceived college-related stress and test anxiety. Further, it is investigated which specific strengths and virtues are related to lower levels of perceived college-related stress and test anxiety. Finally, it was investigated to what extent gender had a moderating effect on the proposed relationship between character virtues and perceived college-related stress as well as test anxiety. Method: A quantitative cross-sectional correlational survey with 107 items using self-reported data for character strengths, college-related stress and test anxiety was shared with university students through convenience sampling. The sample consisted of 73 university students, resulting in a sample mainly consisting of female (67%), German (82%) (...).
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/82835
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