Paper Information

Journal:   HORMOZGAN MEDICAL JOURNAL   SPRING 2007 , Volume 11 , Number 1 ; Page(s) 83 To 90.
 
Paper: 

EFFECT OF STRESS APPRAISAL AND COPING STRATEGIES ON MENTAL HEALTH

 
 
Author(s):  MOUSAVINASAB S.M.H.*, TAGHAVI S.M.R.
 
* DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL SCIENCE, AZAD ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY OF KERMAN, KERMAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 
Introduction: According to Lazarus and Folkman's model, stress appraisal is the strongest determinant of coping strategies and mental health. The purpose of the present study was to examine the influence of stress appraisal and coping strategies on mental health in 355 adolescents.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 355 (208 female and 147 male) adolescent students of Shiraz who were volunteer for university entrance examination. Four inventories including stress appraisal, ways of coping questionnaire (WQCQ), satisfaction with life scale (SWLS) and general health questionnaire (GHQ) were filled for data gathering.
Results: Results from regression analysis indicated that primary stress appraisal accounted for a significant amount of the variance in coping strategies and also stress appraisal and coping strategies accounted for a significant amount of the variance in mental health. Data analysis was performed by regression model and determination coefficient was calculated.
Conclusion: Stress appraisal as a situational variable and coping strategies play an important role in mental health. Thus, psychologists must try to instruct correct methods of situation appraisal and proper coping strategies to people.
 
Keyword(s): MENTAL HEALTH, STRESS, LIFE STYLE, QUESTIONNAIRES
 
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