Coping Styles, Perceived Parental Support, and Academic-Related Stress Among College Students
This paper examined the relationships among coping styles, parental support, parenting style, and academic-related stress among college students. It was hypothesized that problem-focused strategies, parental support, and authoritative parenting styles would correlate with lowered levels of academic-related stress. One-hundred two undergraduate students enrolled in a psychology course at a large southeastern university completed a series of self-report questionnaires which measured the variables under study. Results suggested a negative significant relationship between problem-focused strategies and academic-related stress, no significant relationship between parental support and academic-related stress, and a positive significant relationship between authoritarian parenting in fathers and academic-related stress. The results suggested that many identifiable variables play a role in college students' experience of academic related stress. Identifying and using these factors in practical settings can help students lead a less stressful, and possibly more fulfilling, college career.
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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Arts and Sciences
Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences; Adjustment (Psychology); College students -- Psychology
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Honors in the Major Thesis
Smith, Tara, "Coping Styles, Perceived Parental Support, and Academic-Related Stress Among College Students" (2005). HIM 1990-2015. 482.