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Volume :40 Issue : 3 2012      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Strategies of Coping with Stressful Life Events of over and under- Achiever University Students

Auther : Fahmi Hassan Fadhel…


This study aims at showing the differences in coping strategies of stressful life events of over and under achiever students according to the variables of gender, area of specialization and academic level.
The sample of this study consists of (108) students from Hodeidah University, with (67) over-achievers and (41) under- achievers; their ages ranged from (18-25) years and they responded to the Scale of Coping Strategies with Stressful Life Events. The Outcomes of this Study are as follows:
1 - Significant differences between over and under- achievers in the strategy of positive coping were noticed tilting in favor of the outstanding students. No differences could be detected with regard strategies of avoidance and demeanor.
2 - There were significant gender differences in the strategy of avoidance, where females had significantly higher mean scores than their male counterparts.
3 -  Statistically significant differences could be spotted between the two groups depending on area of specialization, giving advantage to English Department students over students of Psychology, Nursing and History Departments. Whereas significant differences could be seen between over and under- achievers according to their university class level with advantage going to third year students over second year students.
Keywords: Coping Strategies, Stressful live events, Over and under- achiever students.

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