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Volume :36 Issue : 3 2008      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Coping Strategies in Relation with Big Five Factors of Personality and Gender among Egyptian University Students

Auther : Omnia E. El-Shenaw

The present study examined the role of the big five-factors of personality (Neuroticism, Extraversion, and Openness to experience, Agreeableness, and Conscientiousness) in the choice of coping strategies to approach the stressful life events in the light of gender differences. NEO- PI-R Personality Inventory, and Cope Inventory were administrated on 287 Egyptian male and female university students (49 male; 238 female) aged between 17 - 23 years old with mean = 19,2 and SD = 1,14 in Menoufia University, Egypt. By Pearson correlation results showed that big five-factors were related to coping strategies, and by Stepwise Regression, it had contribution in predicting of coping strategies. MANOVA results showed that coping strategies were not affected by the interaction between the big five and gender, finally t -test results indicated that males tend to use humor as a coping strategy more than females, and female tend to use focus on and venting of emotion as a coping strategy more than males.

Key words: Coping strategies - Gender differences - Big five factors of personality.

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