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| Published: September 26, 2021

A Gendered Perspective on Stress and Coping among College and University Students During a Pandemic

Anubha Jain

M.A Applied Psychology Student, Amity University, West Bengal, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Rishika Das

M.A Applied Psychology Student, Amity University, West Bengal, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.170.20210903

DOI: 10.25215/0903.170

ABSTRACT

The stress levels and coping strategies of Indian college students during the Covid-19 pandemic was studied using a quantitative approach. This descriptive study, involving a sample of 414 students (200 females and 214 males), revealed that female students experienced higher perceived stress than male students. No significant differences were found between the coping strategies employed by either gender. However, both genders relied more on dysfunctional and emotional coping strategies. The high percentage of stress levels in female students could be attributed to the gender-specific roles prevalent in India. There has also been an escalation in dysfunctional coping strategies like substance abuse which calls for urgent psychological intervention.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.170.20210903

10.25215/0903.170

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 3, July- September, 2021