Perceived Stress, Stress Appraisal and Coping Strategies Used in Relation to Television Coverage of Terrorist Incidents (Report)
Pakistan Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology 2010, Dec 30, 8, 2
Pakistan Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology
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Byline: Rukhsana Kausar and Tahera A nwar The present study examined perceived stress, stress appraisal, and coping strategies used in relation to exposure to television coverage of terrorist incidents. It was hypothesized that there is relationship between perceived stress, stress appraisal, coping strategies and television exposure of terrorism. Ninety eight students comprised the sample and were selected from different departments of Faculty of Life Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore. Perceived Stress Scale (Cohen, Kamarck, and Mermelstein, 1983), Stress Appraisal Measure (Peacock and Wong, 1990), and Coping Strategy Questionnaire (Kausar and Munir, 2004) were used for assessment. There was relationship between perceived stress, stress appraisal and coping strategies. Stress appraisal predicted the type of coping strategies used by the participants. Significant gender differences were found in perceived stress, stress appraisal and coping strategies.
- Category: Psychology
- Published: Dec 30, 2010
- Publisher: Asianet-Pakistan
- Seller: The Gale Group, Inc.
- Print Length: 19 Pages
- Language: English