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Indian J Psychol Med. 2009 Jan;31(1):45-7. doi: 10.4103/0253-7176.53315.

A study on coping patterns of junior college students.

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Department of Psychiatric Social Work, National Institute of Mental Health and NeuroSciences, Bangalore-560 029, India.


The objective of this study was to examine the coping patterns followed by the junior college students. Further, an extensive effort was done to study the gender differences in coping patterns used by the students. This study was conducted in Christ College, Bangalore and on the first and second-year students of pre-university studying in either of the branches (Bachelor of Arts, Science, or Commerce). A total of 120 samples were collected from study population of junior college students using the random sampling method. The sample comprised, 40 students from each group of Arts, Science, and Commerce, including both of the sexes. The tools such as, socio-demographic data sheet and coping checklist, were used. The study findings revealed that majority of the students adopted emotion- and problem-focused coping strategies. Most of the female students adopted emotion-focused coping strategies, whereas the male students mostly used problem-focused coping strategies.


Coping patterns; emotin focused coping; gender; junior college students; problem focused coping

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