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Title: Coping with daily stressors: Strategies of Caucasian and Asian school-aged children in Australia
Authors: SENTHURINI JEYARAJ
Keywords: Daily stressor, coping, school-aged children, cultural differences
Issue Date: 14-Apr-2005
Source: SENTHURINI JEYARAJ (2005-04-14). Coping with daily stressors: Strategies of Caucasian and Asian school-aged children in Australia. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The current study identifies and evaluates coping strategies and their effectiveness as used by Caucasian and Asian children (in Australia) dealing with everyday stress. A total of 217 children aged 6-7 (35 Caucasians and 36 Asians), 8-10 (38 Caucasians and 36 Asians) and 11-12 years (36 Caucasians and 36 Asians) were individually interviewed using the Australian Daily Stressor Questionnaire. Childrena??s responses to 4 stressors; a??conflict with parentsa??, a??conflict with peersa??, a??physical harma?? and a??conflict with siblingsa?? were coded into primary coping, secondary coping or relinquished categories. Results showed a significant difference in secondary coping style between Caucasian and Asian children at the age of 11-12 years. Styles differed with age: primary coping declining and secondary coping increasing under certain scenarios. The joint use of primary and secondary coping effectively accounted for variance in emotional well-being in both cultures and across all ages. Results are discussed in terms of cognitive growth and cultural influence on childrena??s coping.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/14590
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