PERSONALITY AND COPING STYLES AMONG POST-GRADUATION STUDENTS

Sebin James, Dr. G. Venkatesh Kumar

Abstract


Personality is dened as a dynamic and organized set of characteristics of an individual that uniquely inuences his or her cognitions, motivations,
and behaviors in various situations. Coping is often dened as efforts to prevent or diminish threat, harm and loss, or to reduce associated distress.
Personality make-up of the students seems to impact their approach to coping with pressure. The aim of this study was to understand the
relationship between personality and coping styles of boys and girls studying at post-graduation level. The sample consists of 120 post-graduation
students (60 female, 60 male) from different colleges in Mysore. The participants were asked to complete the Type A Type B Behavioral Pattern
Scale and Cope Inventory. The results of the study revealed that there is a signicant relationship between Type B personality and problem focused
coping style and female uses less useful coping style more than men.


Keywords


Personality type, Coping styles, Stress, Post-graduation students.

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