Research and Reviews in Psychology

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The Impact of Coping Strategies on Psychological Well-being among Students of Federal University, Lafia, Nigeria

The study examined the impact of coping strategies on students’
psychological well-being in a Nigerian university. 149 students
comprising 81 (54.36%) males and 68 (45.64%) females, ranging
from 18 to 33 years, with a mean age of 23.16 years responded to
the coping strategies inventory and scales of psychological wellbeing,
via a cross- sectional survey design. The standard multiple
regression analysis was adopted to test hypotheses using (SPSS
21 version). The results showed significant F (8,140)=7.20,
p<0.0005 joint impact of coping strategies on psychological
well-being, and accounted for approximately 29.2% of the
variability. Independently, there were significant independent
positive and negative impacts of coping strategies dimensions on
psychological well-being. Based on the findings, the researcher
concluded that coping strategies may enhance and/or exacerbate
psychological well- being. Students are advised among others to
embrace appropriate strategies to avoid negative consequences.

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