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Styles of coping with stress presented by female and male students of Physical Education during the pandemic

Aleksandra Samełko, Szczypińska M, Guszkowska M
International Journal of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports , Volume 9, pp 85-90; doi:10.34256/ijpefs2049

Abstract: The aim of the study was to determine the intensity of coping strategies used by students of Physical Education during a pandemic. Women and men were compared in terms of strategies considered positive and negative. The study used the psychological tool: Inventory for the Measurement of Coping with Stress. The participants were students of Physical Education (aged 25.69 ± 5.908); 26 women, 28 men. Results: the examined women show a higher intensity of both positive and negative coping strategies. The most common strategy among students is positive re-evaluation. Conclusions: The surveyed students experiencing difficult situations choose rather positive than negative strategies of coping with the problem. Women showing a higher level of coping strategies may be more aware of a difficult situation or experience a pandemic more intensely in relation to men.
Keywords: stress / women / pandemic / physical education / coping strategies / Intensity / surveyed / Students of Physical

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