ERIC Number: ED448360
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
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The Influence of Gender, Sex-Role Orientation, and Self-Esteem on Adolescents' Use of Coping Strategies.
Washburn-Ormachea, Jill M.; Hillman, Stephen B.
The influence of gender, sex-role orientation, and self-esteem on coping strategies was looked at for adolescents. The COPE scale was given to 8th and 9th grade students (N=306) in two suburban mid-western schools to determine the coping strategies they recently used to deal with stressful peer-related situations. Measures of demographic information, self-role orientation, and self-esteem were obtained. The results were consistent with past research showing that girls used significantly more Emotion-Focused Coping than boys. Sex-role orientation also influenced adolescents' use of Active, Acceptance, and Emotion-Focused Coping. The results lend support to the socialization hypothesis with regard to Emotion-Focused Coping which incorporates seeking social support for emotional reasons. Emotion-Focused Coping also focuses on venting of emotions and a concomitant tendency to discharge these emotions. (Contains 33 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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