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Ciencias Psicológicas

On-line version ISSN 1688-4221

Abstract

SCAFARELLI TARABAL, Laura Mariana  and  GARCIA PEREZ, Reina Coral. COPING STRATEGIES IN A SAMPLE OF URUGUAYAN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. Cienc. Psicol. [online]. 2010, vol.4, n.2, pp.165-175. ISSN 1688-4221.

University students, especially freshmen, are faced with a variety of changes, transitions and difficulties, different from those they are used to, and are generally, are faced with the challenge of coping with them either as the teenagers they still are or as the adults they are becoming. The changes are wholesome and happen emotionally, socially, in the family, and in their relationships. The purpose of this study is to determine if the coping profile of college students in five different majors varies according to their major, and if sex differences are shown. This exploratory, descriptive and comparative research used the ACS scale on 139 Law, Early Childhood Education, Engineering, Odontology, and Psychology Freshmen Students at the University. Significant differences were found in the variables major and sex

Keywords : Coping; Stress; Sex Differences.

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