Causal relationshipsamongperception of Life Stressful Events, Self-efficacy, Coping Strategies, Stress and Life Attributions among Higher Diploma Students at Assiut College of Education

Afaf M. Geis, Mostafa A. Elhudaybi

Abstract


The study aimed to test a model of the relationship between perception of stressful life events and perceived self-efficacy as well as coping strategies with life attributions of higher diploma students at Assiut faculty of education by testing direct and indirect effects between perceiving stressful life events and the study variables. In addition, the study aimed to find out whether there are differences in perceived self-efficacy and coping strategies as well as attributionsbetween those with positive and negative perception of stressful life events.Also, differences in perceiving stressful life events were tested across classes of the demographic variables: gender, specialization, place of living, and marital status. The sample included 410 students. Results showed that there was a causal relationship in which perception of stressful life events was affected by perceived self-efficacy (direct effect is .631, indirect effect is .356), by coping strategies (direct effect is .676, indirect effect is .313), and life attributions (direct effect is .781, indirect effect is .211). There were significant differences in perceived self-efficacy, and coping strategies as well as the problem centered coping strategies in favor of those with positive perception of stressful life events. There were significant differences in the perception of stressful life events due to demographic variables including place of living and specialization in favor of humanities majors and those who lived in cities.

 


Keywords


Perception of stressful life events, coping strategies, perceived self-efficacy, life attributions.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24200/jeps.vol8iss3pp502-527

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