Comparative Study

| Published: November 22, 2017

A Study on Coping Humor, Perceived Stress and Well-Being among Foreign and Indian Students

Swathi Padiapati

Department of Psychology, UCS, Osmania University, Telangana State, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Atefeh Livani

Department of Psychology, UCS, Osmania University, Telangana State, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.021/20170501

DOI: 10.25215/0501.021


In the modern world, people are dealing with emotional conflicts and stressors factors that confer tensions and daily difficulties for human life. Although there are millions of techniques to deal with these tensions and anxieties, one of the most prominent practices to overcome is appealing to either satire or a simple sense of humor. Humor procures us to replace the anxious feelings with delightful emotions. Humor assists alleviate stress, it also makes to watch the world in the best situation and change our attitude and meditation in very relevant media. Current empirical study comprise the concept of humor theory and its effects so that investigate the relationship between humor and stress and the welfare of Indian and foreign students as an objective of research. Present study conducted by questionnaire (random sampling) procedure besetting a collection of about 80 students consists of both 40 Indian and 40 foreign students of both sexes(bachelor, master and PhD degrees) at University of Osmania, Hyderabad, India. Three questionnaires were shared encompassing some implications such as perceived stress, coping with greed for mental health and sub implications like health testing for autonomy, environmental domination, personal growth, positive relationship with others, goal in life and self esteem. Obtained results revealed significant differences by t-test (p = 0.03 and 0.02 where p<0.5), among Foreign and Indian students respectively. It was found both of couple sub implications of personal growth and purpose in life, autonomy and personal growth the significant factors between foreign and Indian students respectively.

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Published in   Volume 05, Issue 1, October-December, 2017