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ERIC Number: EJ1047677
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 83
ISSN: EISSN-1696-2095
Resilience and Coping Strategy Profiles at University: Contextual and Demographic Variables
González-Torres, Mª Carmen; Artuch-Garde, Raquel
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, v12 n3 p621-648 Dec 2014
Introduction: In the past two decades, increased attention has been given to the importance of non-cognitive factors in learning, and in academic, social and professional success. There are two quite interrelated variables that influence behavior when facing stress in the academic context, resilience and coping strategies, and only recently have they received attention in the university context. Method: A total of 117 university students took part in the research, which used the EEC coping and CD-RISC resilience scales. Descriptive and association analyses as well as MANOVAs were performed in order to confirm students' profile of resilience and strategies for coping with stress, to observe the type of relationship between the two constructs, and to analyze the possible effect of "gender" and "type of university" on their resilience and coping strategy profile. Results: The research reveals medium-high scores in resilience, and general use of problem-focused coping strategies. Not only is the connection between variables important, but gender and type of university were shown to have effects on "tenacity," "spirituality," "self-instructions," "action directed at the causes," "positive re-appraisal and firmness," and "religious support." Discussion and Conclusions: The research provides evidence that there is a connection between resilience and coping strategies, and offers important information about how some indicators of the two can be influenced by gender and context, such as the type of university. Further inquiry into these questions is needed, and they may be especially interesting for university admission and guidance departments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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