Collectivistic coping styles and mental well-being of college students in Malaysia

Leow, Serena Wai Yee * and Leow, Kenneth and Wong, Evelyn Mei Ling (2019) Collectivistic coping styles and mental well-being of college students in Malaysia. Psychology and Education Journal, 56 (3-4). pp. 24-32.

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between depressive symptoms and collectivistic coping styles (CCS) among Malaysian college students. A total of 176 (130 females, 46 males) students from a university in Selangor, Malaysia, completed measures of CCS and mental well-being. Data were analyzed using correlation coefficient and regression analysis. Results revealed a significant positive relationship between mental well-being and CCS. Specifically, regression analysis showed that acceptance, reframing, and striving (ARS), family support (FS), and private emotional outlet (PEO) were significant predictors of mental well-being among college students in Malaysia. These dimensions of collectivistic coping strategies were particularly useful to mitigate stressors among college students in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Others > Non Sunway Academics
Sunway University > School of Arts > Dept. Communication and Liberal Arts
Depositing User: Dr Janaki Sinnasamy
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Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2020 02:14
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2020 02:14
URI: http://eprints.sunway.edu.my/id/eprint/1336

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