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A Quantitative Study Examining Gender, Coping Styles and Stress in a sample of third-level Irish student

Ekada, Ruth (2021) A Quantitative Study Examining Gender, Coping Styles and Stress in a sample of third-level Irish student. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Aim: The current study examined whether motivation, coping and academic stressors predict perceived stress in third-level Irish students living in Ireland.

Methods: The current study was conducted during COVID-19 , therefore: a questionnaire was administered to third-level Irish Students living in Ireland ( n = 396) through the convenience of social media which consisted of self-reported questions regarding academic stress , employment , Perceived stress scale (P.S.S) (Cohen et al.,1983), The Work Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivation Scale (WEIM) (Deci and Ryan,2000) and The Coping Orientation to Problems Experienced (COPE)(Carver,1989).

Results: A t -test was computed and reported that females reported to have higher levels of perceived stress than males. A Pearson’s correlation was computed between the dependent variable and predictor variables and have reported that the overlapping module assignment due dates with other assignment due dates was associated with coursework ( exams , continuous assessment and multiple choice questions) and the overlapping of class-hour with other classes amongst third level Irish students in Ireland. There was a significant, moderate, positive relationship between coping and motivation. The findings indicated that coping was associated with motivation in third level Irish students in Ireland. Findings from the Hierarchical multiple regression revealed a significant decrease with 15% variance explained due to student’s motivation to do well in their studies during COVID-19. Implications for this study are discussed.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > Gender
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology > Stress (Psychology)
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2021 09:42
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 10:02
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/4926

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