Coping Strategies With Minor Stressors in Adolescence: Relationships With Social Support, Self-Efficacy, and Psychological Well-Being
Article first published online: 21 MAR 2011
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Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 41, Issue 3, pages 559–578, March 2011
How to Cite
Cicognani, E. (2011), Coping Strategies With Minor Stressors in Adolescence: Relationships With Social Support, Self-Efficacy, and Psychological Well-Being. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41: 559–578. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2011.00726.x
- Issue published online: 21 MAR 2011
- Article first published online: 21 MAR 2011
This study examined age and gender differences in coping strategies used by adolescents (N = 342; age = 14–19 years) in dealing with everyday minor stressors. Relationships with coping resources (self-efficacy, social support) and the impact of coping on psychological well-being were assessed. Coping strategies were measured using the Coping Across Situations Questionnaire (CASQ; Seiffge-Krenke, 1995). Results showed that adolescents' coping strategies differed according to problem domain. The most frequently used strategies were active and internally focused. Females used a wider range of coping strategies than did males. Significant correlations were found among coping strategies and coping resources. Moreover, the adoption of some strategies significantly affected adolescents' psychological well-being.