Coping Strategies in Types of Disabilities with Special Reference to Gender, Age and Education

Author: Muhammad Ausama Saleem

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Najma Najam

Degree: M.Sc

Year: 2007-2009

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


Coping strategies in types of diabetes were investigated with special reference to gender, age and education. A survey research design was used. A non probability purposive sampling strategy was used. Sample consists of 100 diabetics. There were 50 males and 50 females. The data was collected from different hospitals of Lahore. A brief COPE questionnaire in Urdu was used to assess the coping strategies of diabetics. The results showed that there was a significant gender difference in the coping strategies of diabetics. The problem focused coping strategies were more used by male diabetics than females. The emotion focused coping strategies were more used by females than males. There was no relationship of age and education with coping strategies in diabetics. There was also no relationship between the education and coping strategies.

Keywords: Coping Strategies, Types of Disabilities, Gender, Age, Education, Diabetics

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