ERIC Number: EJ1126347
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
Abstractor: As Provided
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.
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Stress Management, Coping, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Regression (Statistics), Time Factors (Learning), Demography, Models, Hypothesis Testing, Foreign Countries, College Students, Questionnaires, Social Support Groups, Multivariate Analysis, Predictor Variables
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Israel
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