Emotional Stability as Predictor of General Coping Among Engineering Students


Emotional stability is defined as the ability of an individual to keep one’s emotional balance under pressure. At the same time, coping allows an individual to grow and move forward when dealing with stress. With the academic demand of engineering courses, it is essential to understand emotional stability and general coping, as education can also be stressful. Thus, the main goal of the current study was to investigate the association between emotional stability and general coping among engineering students. A total of 445 students, ages 17-20 years old, participated in the study. Out of 445 students, 217 were male, and 228 were female. Results revealed that students were emotionally stable, with a mean score of 6.66 which can be interpreted as a high average. It means that participants in the current study are at ease in handling problems, can quickly recover from an emotional upset, and are generally satisfied with life. Likewise, the score in general coping also shows a high average with a mean score of 60.40 which means that engineering students have good coping skills that help them tolerate, minimize, and deal with stressful life situations. Moreover, the simple linear regression results show that emotional stability is not a strong predictor for general coping skills. For engineering students in the current study, aside from emotional stability, other factors contribute to their coping skills. But it is still good to note that emotional stability has a direct relationship with general coping as indicated by the regression model.

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Maria Cristina Firmante, De La Salle University, Philippines

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Conference: ACSS2023
Stream: Psychology & Social Psychology

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