The effect of a wellness oriented stress management program on stress level and coping strategies of university students.

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2003
Maşraf, Funda Utku
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of a wellness oriented stress management program on stress level and coping strategies of university prep school students. The participants of this study were 14 volunteer students (9 boys, 5 girls) selected out of a total 223 Middle East Technical University prep school students on the basis of Life Events Inventory for University Students. A pre-test, post-test experimental, control group design was used in this study. The selected students were randomly assigned to experimental and control group. The experimental group that received wellness oriented stress management program over a period of eight sessions composed of 7 students (4 boys, 3 girls). Each session lasted approximately 90 minutes and training program completed in six weeks. The control group that iiireceived no training a composed of 7 students (5 boys, 2 girls). Mann Whitney-U Test was used to analyze the data collection of the study. The results showed that wellness oriented stress management program was not effective in reducing stress level of the experimental group subjects. The results also demonstrated that although wellness oriented stress management did not significantly change the problem- focused, seeking social support, wishful thinking, and avoidance subscale scores of experimental group subjects from the Ways of Coping Checklist, the program did significantly change blamed self subscale scores.

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F. U. Maşraf, “The effect of a wellness oriented stress management program on stress level and coping strategies of university students.,” M.A. - Master of Arts, Middle East Technical University, 2003.