The Relationship Of Gender, Gender Identity, And Coping Strategies In Late Adolescents
The relationships among gender, gender identity, and coping in late adolescents were examined. One hundred sixty-nine late adolescents completed measures assessing their masculinity and femininity, as well as their use of coping strategies. Females endorsed greater use of emotion-focused coping strategies than males. Late adolescents who were high in masculinity endorsed higher levels of problem-focused coping strategies than those who were low in masculinity. In contrast, late adolescents who were high in femininity endorsed higher levels of emotion-focused coping strategies than those who were low in femininity. Neither the gender nor the masculinity and femininity of late adolescents were predictive of the use of avoidant coping strategies. Overall, gender identity made an important and independent contribution to the endorsement of coping strategy use. These results emphasize the importance of assessing both gender and gender identity with regard to coping in late adolescents. © 2003 The Association for Professionals in Services for Adolescents. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Journal of Adolescence
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Renk, Kimberly and Creasey, Gary, "The Relationship Of Gender, Gender Identity, And Coping Strategies In Late Adolescents" (2003). Scopus Export 2000s. 2189.