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En kvantitativ enkätundersökning om könsskillnad i stress, stresshantering ochprokrastinering.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
A quantitative survey of gender differences in stress, coping and procrastination. (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of the study was to examine differences in student stress-management and procrastination at Karlstad University. The study was a quantitative study that used questionaries as an investigative tool. The study had a between group design. The study's dependent variables were procrastination, stress and coping strategies. The study's independent variables were gender and number of semesters completed at the university. An opportunity sampling was used and a total of 328 students participated in the survey, in which 77 per cent were female and 23 per cent male. The participants' average age was 26,18 years. The women's average age was 27.25 years and men's average age was 25 years. Data were collected via an electronic questionnaire that was created using the survey tool Survey & Report. The questionnaire consisted of questions addressing background information of the participant, as well as three instruments that measured the students perceived stress, what the students did to deal with the perceived stress in the past month, and weather the students procrastinated. Data were analyzed by 16 independent t-tests. The results showed that there were no significant difference in terms of procrastination between men and women. Further the results showed that there were no significant difference between the students percieved stress when comparing new students and more experiences students. And finally the results showed that there were a significant difference between the coping strategies used by men and women. Both women and men used these strategies to some extent but women were more likely than men to prefer active coping, deny the stress, seek emotional and social support as well as seeking instrumental social support, experience feelings of despair, ventilate their feelings as well as being more prone to the use of positive reframing of stressful events than men are. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 34 p.
Keyword [en]
Stress, coping, procrastination, students
Keyword [sv]
stress, copingstrategier, prokrastinering, studenter
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-41252OAI: diva2:917644
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Available from: 2016-04-13 Created: 2016-04-07 Last updated: 2016-04-13Bibliographically approved

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