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ERIC Number: EJ1126347
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1477-9714
Stressors, Stress and Coping in Dual-Demand Environments: The Case of Working "Back to Schoolers"
Kariv, Dafna; Heiman, Tali
Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, v11 n1 p91-110 May 2005
The main objective of this study is to explore the coping behaviours of Israeli continuing education students who combine work and academic studies. Multi-level analyses revealed that: (1) perceived academic stress is determined by academic load and perceived work stress by workload; (2) coping strategies are related to an array of perceived stresses; and (3) perceived academic stress has a significant influence on coping strategies even after academic load, workload, social support and demographics are taken into account. A major inference of our results is that workers who face dual-demanding environments consider their work to be less controllable than their academic environment and use different coping behaviours to manage each of their dual-demand environments. Implications on the role of organisations in reducing stress of working students are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel
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