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作者 Li, Ming-hui
書名 Stress, traits of resilience, secure attachment and self-efficacy as predictors of active coping among Taiwanese college students
國際標準書號 9780542663994
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說明 184 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 67-04, Section: A, page: 1233
Advisers: Gerald D. Parr; Jean Shen
Thesis (Ed.D.)--Texas Tech University, 2004
College students often live stressful lives. The stress levels among college students in general have been on the rise. Some college students appear to adapt better than their peers in similar situations. Active coping appears to be a vital factor that contributes to the development of resilience (adapting well to stressful situations). This study explored predictors of active coping. By enhancing the predictors of active coping, mental health counselors may help college students better adapt to stressful situations
This exploration was based on Kumpfer's resilience model (1999) that indicates active coping leads to later adaptation and resilience. Also, it was guided by Lazarus and Folkman's stress-coping model (1984) that indicates coping is determined by both personal and environmental factors. These two models shaped the framework of this study, which suggested that stress, traits of resilience, secure attachment, and self-efficacy can be applied to predict active coping among college students
The sample was three hundred and twenty-nine college students enrolled in an institute of technology in Taiwan. Multiple regression analyses revealed that traits of resilience and secure attachment predicted active coping. The trait of resilience was the sole predictor of active coping in situations of both high and low stress levels. The two-way ANOVA analysis showed that active coping was significantly different between high and low resilience groups but not significantly different between high and low stress groups. There was no interaction effect of stress and resilience on active coping
In addition, results of one-way ANOVA showed that there was no significant difference in active coping among different types of stressful situations. There was no significant difference in resilience among different types of stressful situations. Results of a factor analysis indicated that the trait of resilience was composed of two factors, a solution-related factor and a non-solution-related factor. Each of these two factors was found significantly correlated with active coping. The solution-related factor was a better predictor of active coping than the non-solution-related factor. Implications of this study's findings for contemporary theories of the development of resilience are discussed
School code: 0230
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 67-04A
主題 Education, Guidance and Counseling
Psychology, Personality
Alt Author Texas Tech University
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