International Journal of Education and Psychological Research

(Print and Online Peer Reviewed Journal)

Print - ISSN: 2349 - 0853
e - ISSN: 2279 - 0179


(September 2013)

Extent of Coping Strategies Adopted by the University Youth in Managing their Stress

Authors: Dr. Neerja Jaiswal, Ms. Rutu Modi

Pages: 21-31


An attempt has been made in the present descriptive research to find out the extent of coping strategies adopted by 250 university youth pursuing their higher education in different faculties of The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda , Vadodara. The study was limited to the youth who had experienced stressful situations in their past life at the time of data collection and belonged to the age group of 18 to 24 years. The samples were selected purposively based on the set criteria and on the basis of co-operation and the willingness extended by the respondents in sharing the needed information. The data were collected personally by the investigators on a prevalidated and pre-tested scale developed and questionnaires through survey method. The raw data were further subjected to coding, categorization, tabulation and analysis. The major findings of the study revealed that among all the four coping strategies “adapt the situation” was found to be more popularly used by the respondents in managing their stress. Very few respondents had adopted the coping strategies related to stress “to great extent” in managing their stress..