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ERIC Number: EJ1094644
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1381-2890
Virtues and Character Strengths Related to Approach Coping Strategies of College Students
Gustems-Carnicer, Josep; Calderón, Caterina
Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, v19 n1 p77-95 Mar 2016
The objectives of this study are: (1) to describe virtues, character strengths and coping strategies of college students; (2) to analyze the relationship between virtues, character strengths and coping strategies; and (3) to evaluate the predictive relationship between virtues and coping strategies. Ninety-one college students (98% females), aged between 19 and 42 years (M = 23.5; SD = 4.0), completed questionnaires VIA Inventory of Strengths, and Coping Responses Inventory-Adult. Strong positive correlations were found between the six virtues and three coping strategies. Specifically, Wisdom presented a positive correlation with behavioral and cognitive approach coping. Sixteen strengths presented positive correlations with behavioral approach coping strategies and four strengths presented positive correlations with cognitive approach coping. Wisdom described 23% of the variance in cognitive-approach coping, and Transcendence together with Temperance described 33.5% of the variance in behavioral approach coping. We conclude that the college setting offers a rich opportunity for further studies of these relationships.
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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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