Stress, Self-Efficacy, Social Support, and Coping Strategies in University Students

  • Andrea L. Dwyer University of Alberta
  • Anne L. Cummings University of Western Ontario

Abstract

The goal of this study was to examine the relationship of self-efficacy, social support, and coping strategies with stress levels of university students. Seventy-five Education students completed four questionnaires assessing these variables. Significant correlations were found for stress with total number of coping strategies and the use of avoidance-focused coping strategies. As well, there was a significant correlation between social support from friends and emotion-focused coping strategies. Gender differences were found, with women reporting more social support from friends than men. Implications of these results for counselling university students are discussed.
Published
2007-01-30
How to Cite
Dwyer, A. L., & Cummings, A. L. (2007). Stress, Self-Efficacy, Social Support, and Coping Strategies in University Students. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 35(3). Retrieved from https://cjc-rcc.ucalgary.ca/article/view/58672
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