Comparative Study

| Published: May 30, 2020

A comparative study on coping skills among psychology and non-psychology students

Shanmuga Priya

Final Year UG Student, Department of Psychology, The American College, Madurai, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Suresh Kumar. M

Assistant Professor, Department of psychology, The American college, Madura, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.293/20200802

DOI: 10.25215/0802.293


Coping skills refers to a person’s ability to cope with stressful events, it may vary person to person. Some deal effectively and some have difficulty to deal with the uncertainties. The current study explores the difference between the levels of coping skills among UG Psychology and Non psychology students. The sample encompasses of 200 Undergraduate students equally distributed as 100 psychology and 100 non psychology background. Researcher has used Coping scale of Hamby (2013). The questionnaire was used to collect the data and the collected data were analyzed with appropriate statistics. The result shows that there is a significant difference between level of coping skills between Psychology and Non psychology students on the basis of gender, birth order and family type. Psychology student have high level of coping skills than non-psychology students. This might due to the knowledge about cognitive, emotional and behavioral aspects of dealing with the problems. Researcher suggested that, coping mechanism may increase by re-experiencing the difficult situations, establishing healthy boundaries, rather denial, venting of emotions, developing sense of humor, increase problem solving abilities, adopting relaxations techniques and physical recreations. Researcher concluded that, Coping skills are helping us to process and deal life stressors, struggles, and emotions effectively.

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Published in   National Conference on Mental health & Well-being