University Students’ Ways Of Coping With Stress, Life Satisfaction And Subjective Well-Being

ODACI H., Çikrıkci Ö.

The Online Journal of Counseling and Education (TOJCE), vol.1, pp.117-130, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


The aim of this research was to determine whether or not university students’ ways of coping with stress, life satisfaction and subjective well-being differ significantly according to gender and faculty, and whether ways of coping with stress predict their life satisfaction and subjective well-being. The Coping with Stress Scale, Satisfaction with Life Scale, Subjective Well-Being Scale and Personal Information forms were used for data collection. The participants were 852 university students from differen faculties of the Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey. One-way ANOVA, theTukey test, the t-test and multiple regression analysis wereused in data analysis. In this research, students’ life satisfaction was significantly higher among females in terms of gender. In terms of the faculty variable, students’ ways of coping with stress, life satisfaction and subjective well-being varied significantly. There was a positive correlation between seeking social help and problem focused coping with stress. Additionally, in terms of ways of coping with stress, there was a positive correlation between avoidance and subjective well-being. A problem focused coping with stress strategy predicted life satisfaction and subjective well-being, while avoidance predicted subjective well-being.