The Relationship Between Active Coping and Trait Resilience Across U.S. and Taiwanese College Student Samples
Article first published online: 17 JUL 2012
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Journal of College Counseling
Volume 15, Issue 2, pages 157–171, July 2012
How to Cite
Li, M.-H. and Nishikawa, T. (2012), The Relationship Between Active Coping and Trait Resilience Across U.S. and Taiwanese College Student Samples. Jnl of College Counseling, 15: 157–171. doi: 10.1002/j.2161-1882.2012.00013.x
- Issue published online: 17 JUL 2012
- Article first published online: 17 JUL 2012
- Received 05/15/09; Revised 01/18/10; Accepted 02/16/10
This study compared predictors of active coping (people's tendency to actively cope with stress) among college students in the United States and Taiwan. In both samples, trait resilience predicted active coping and mediated the effect of self-efficacy on active coping. The findings indicate that trait resilience influences college students' active coping with stress, regardless of their cultural backgrounds. Implications on how to help college students enhance trait resilience are discussed.