ERIC Number: ED065825
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug-15
Reference Count: 0
Coping Styles and Achievement: A Cross-National Study of School Children. Volume II of VII Volumes. Cultural Patterns of Coping.
Peck, Robert F.
This is the first of a series of final report volumes on the Project, Coping Styles and Achievement: A Cross-National Study of School Children. The study was designed to develop a conceptual system for describing effective coping behavior in several cultures; to develop measures of coping style and coping effectiveness which would be uniformly applicable in the various cultures; and to determine the relationship of such coping behavior to academic performance, skill in coping with major problems of living, vocational aspirations, and career-centered values, in each country. The first two objectives were successfully met during the first two years of the study. A universally acceptable definition was evolved which describes the attitudinal and behavioral componants of effective coping behavior. A diversified battery was developed for assessing these characteristics in a variety of ways, and for assessing the aspirations, career values, and performance of the children in the various countries studied. (Author/WS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin.