ERIC Number: EJ804205
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Social Support and Stress among University Students in Jordan
Hamdan-Mansour, Ayman M.; Dawani, Hania A.
International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, v6 n3 p442-450 Jul 2008
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between perception of social support and perceived stress among university students in Jordan. A sample of 241 university students from private and government universities in Jordan answered self-report questionnaires including the perceived social support scale and perceived stress scale. The results showed that university students have moderate perception of social support and stress. Female university students had higher perception of stress and social support than male university students. Perceived stress had a negative correlation with perceived social support from family (-0.29, p less than 0.05). The perceived social support from family was a better predictor of perceived life event as stressful situations than perceived social support from friends. The study implications for research and intervention were discussed.
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, College Students, Student Attitudes, Anxiety, Gender Differences, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jordan