International Journal of Education and Psychological Research

(Print and Online Peer Reviewed Journal)

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


(September 2017)

Effect of Problem-Focused and Emotion-Focused Coping Strategies on Academic Stress during Examinations

Authors: Dr Vikas Kamble

Pages: 57-59


A college student has to face a cut-throat competition and a number of other demands throughout the graduation. These demands lead to academic stress among them. If students can cope effectively with academic stress then can enjoy their college life. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of coping strategies on academic stress of college students. Participants for this study included 600 undergraduate students. Data was obtained through Academic Stress Scale for College Students and Ways of Coping Questionnaire. The data was analysed through one-way ANOVA, and Scheff’s post hoc multiple comparison tests. Results indicated that coping strategies significantly affect the academic stress level of college students. Scheffe’s Post- hoc test revealed that students those who are not using any kind of coping strategies are suffer from academic stress in a vast amount. Moreover, students those who are using emotion focused coping strategies during examination period are better tackle with stress compare to those who are using problem focused strategies.