Role of positive psychological strengths and big five personality traits in coping mechanism of University students

Khan, A. and Siraj, Saedah and Lau, P.L. (2011) Role of positive psychological strengths and big five personality traits in coping mechanism of University students. In: 2011 International Conference on Humanities, Society and Culture, 04-06 Nov 2011, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

Present study aimed to explore the relationship of coping strategies with positive psychological strengths i.e., hope, optimism, self efficacy and resiliency and big-five personality factors among undergraduate university students. Data were collected from 200 students in universities of the Federal Territory Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Psychological Capital Questionnaire (Luthans's et al. 2007) [1], Brief Cope Scale (Carver, Scheire & Weintraub, 1989) [2], and Ten-Items Personality Inventory (Swann, Rentfrow, & Gosling, 2003) [3]. were used. Research findings revealed that Positive psychological strengths and Big five personality dimensions were found to be significantly related to coping responses except neuroticism, as persons with high neuroticism were found to be less engage in coping mechanism, while high extraversion, openness and conscientiousness individuals engaged in more problem-focused coping. The results indicate personality factors and PsyCap are emerged as important domains for coping mechanisms.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Personality, PsyCap, Coping etc
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Faculty of Education
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Samsul Ismail
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2015 06:20
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2018 06:29
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/13564

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