| Published: December 25, 2015
A Study of Coping Styles and Stress Tolerance in the Caregivers of Schizophrenic Patients
This study attempted to take a closer look at the coping styles and stress tolerance of care givers of schizophrenic patients and to determine the relationship between coping styles and stress tolerance of the caregivers of schizophrenic patients. A total number of 70 caregivers were selected using purposive sampling method. The tools used in this study are Life Change Event Inventory and AECOM Coping Scale Questionnaire. Data were cleaned and analyzed by SPSS version 16.00 windows. It is concluded that the caregivers of schizophrenic patients tend to use certain coping styles more than others and this preference lowers the stress experienced. It is also concluded that caregivers of schizophrenic patients are hardier due to the sociocultural expectations imposed on them.
This is an Open Access Research distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any Medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
© 2015 I A Malla, N Bhat, Z Wagay
Received: September 23, 2015; Revision Received: October 29, 2015; Accepted: December 25, 2015
Published in Volume 03, Issue 1, October-December, 2015