Stress Factors Among University Students: A Study on Interpersonal Relationship Style and Problem Solving Abilities


DURAK BATIGÜN A., Atay Kayis A.

HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, vol.29, no.2, pp.69-80, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Title of Journal : HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.69-80

Abstract

The main objective of this study is to determine the stress forming factors of college students and to determine the relationship between their social problem-solving abilities and interpersonal style. The further object of research is to contribute to a better understanding of relationship between stress factors of students and their various demographic variables such as gender and type of education. The results of analysis revealed that in many stress-forming-factor subscales, women's score were significantly higher than men's. Also, it was determined that, in the "academic issues" subsection, students from first-education scored significantly higher than those from second education. Students' stress scores were predicted by some demographic variables, and problem-solving approaches, and some interpersonal styles. It is considered that the findings can be used for some educational training and counseling services given by the health centers and/or psychological counseling for youths. Specially, "problem-solving skills" and "communication skills" training programs which are offered in these centers will be very important in terms of preventive mental health for students.