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Gender differences in coping strategies of undergraduate students and their impact on self-esteem and attainment

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Lawrence, Julia; Ashford, Kelly; Dent, Paul

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Abstract This study sought to investigate differences in the coping strategies adopted by male and female first year students in a higher education environment and the extent to which such strategies had an impact on self-esteem and attainment. Results revealed significant differences between males and females in terms of engagement in coping strategies and academic attainment. Specifically, males exhibited greater ability to detach themselves from the emotions of a situation, were more inclined to demonstrate emotional inhibition or ‘bottling up’ of emotions and reported higher self-esteem. In addition, it was observed that females attained at a significantly higher level than males. Practical implications and recommendations for future research are identified.
Free Keywords coping styles; emotional control; rehearsal; self-esteem;
Document language English
Publication Year 2006
Page/Pages p. 273-281
Journal Active Learning in Higher Education, 7 (2006) 3
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1469787406069058
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)