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| Published: May 20, 2021

Does Affect Influence Coping Styles among People from North India During the Pandemic? Implications for Psychological Well-Being

Shreya Verma

Undergraduate student, Daulat Ram College, Psychology Department, University of Delhi, Delhi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Meetu Khosla

Associate Professor, Psychology department, Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi, Delhi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Garima Goel

Undergraduate student, Daulat Ram College, Psychology Department, University of Delhi, Delhi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.101.20210902

DOI: 10.25215/0902.101

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Does affect influence coping styles among people from North India during the COVID pandemic? This study investigates how affective state influences the coping styles of people from North India and to examine its impact on psychological well-being. Coping styles, PA, negative affect, and psychological well-being of the sample (n=220; 105 males (46%) and 115 females (53.5%)) (Mean Age= 30.75) (SD= 15.36 years) were analysed during the pandemic. Coping styles were assessed using the Coping Scale (Hamby, Grych, & Banyard, 2013), psychological well-being was assessed using the Ryff Scale of Psychological Well-Being (Ryff and Keyes, 1995) and affect was evaluated using The Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS) (Watson, Clark, & Tellengen, 1988). The findings revealed that coping was positively related to psychological well-being but negatively related to Negative Affect (NA). Positive Affect (PA) was positively related to psychological well-being but negatively related to coping. Additionally, significant differences were seen in the PA and negative affect of males and females. Implications of psychological well-being are further discussed.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.101.20210902

10.25215/0902.101

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 2, April-June, 2021