Volume 14, Issue 1 (5-2008)                   IJPCP 2008, 14(1): 39-45 | Back to browse issues page

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Gharraee B, Mohammadi S D, Asgharnejad Farid A A. The Relationship of Behavioral Disorders and Coping Styles and Strategies in Secondary School Students . IJPCP. 2008; 14 (1) :39-45
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-413-en.html
1- PhD. in Clinical Psychology, Assistant Prof. of Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran Psychiatric Institute and Mental Health Research Centre
2- Postgraduate student in Clinical Psychology, , E-mail: mohammadi.sd@gmail.com
3- PhD. in General Psychology, Assistant Prof. of Iran University Medical Science, Tehran Psychiatric Institute and Mental Health Research Centre.
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Abstract

Objectives: The purpose of this research was to assess the relationship of behavioral disorders and coping styles and coping strategies in secondary school students in the city of Tehran.

Method: 420 students (195 boys and 225 girls) who were randomly selected from three areas (areas one, six, and 16) in the city of Tehran completed the Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) and Adolescent Coping Scale (ACS). Data were analyzed using Pearson correlation and multiple regression analysis.

Results: There was a negative relationship between behavioral disorders and efficient coping style and referring to others coping style (p<0.001). Step by step regression analysis showed a significant difference between measures of behavioral disorders and coping strategies (p<0.001). In addition, from among the strategies, physical recreation, hard working, social support, tranquility, resistance, positive concentration, and lowering stress had positive relationships with behavioral disorders (R=0.55) and explain a total of 30% of behavioral disorders (R2=0.307)

Conclusion: Efficient and non-efficient coping styles and their related strategies are able to significantly predict behavioral disorders. Coping strategies can explain a part of changes related to behavioral disorders.

 

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: General
Received: 2008/06/11

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