Anxiety and Coping Strategies in Relation to Daily Hassles among University Students

Author: Kiran Zaman

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Rukhsana Kausar

Degree: M.Sc

Year: (2007-2009)

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan

Abstract The present research was conducted to investigate anxiety and coping strategies in relation to daily hassles among University students. Sample comprised of (N = 50 for each) and it was taken from different departments of University of the Punjab. State Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI)) was used to assess anxiety and Coping Strategies Questionnaire (CSQ) was used to assess coping and strategies. Daily hassles list was used to see that how much daily hassles students faced during the past few two weeks. It was hypothesized that more an individual faces daily hassles, more avoidance coping will be used. The results showed that there was a significant relationship between these two variables. Students scored highest on avoidance coping. Results also suggested that daily hassles and anxiety have a positive relationship and no significant gender differences were found in anxiety.

Keywords: Anxiety, Coping Strategies, Daily Hassles, University Students, Avoidance Coping

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Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email:, Phone: 92-42-9231245

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