Article Title: Hardiness and Coping as Predictors of Professional Life Stress among House-job Doctors
Author(s): Yousaf Jamal and Yasmin Nilofer Farooqi
Institute(s): Department of Psychology, Government College Township; Department of Psychology, University of the Punjab
Journal: Pakistan Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology 2015, Vol. 13, No.1, 55-58
Correspondence Address: Yousaf Jamal, Head, Department of Psychology, Government College Township, Lahore, Pakistan; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
This study investigated the relationship between hardiness and coping as independent variables and professional life stress as dependent variable using a convenient sample of 200 (118 male and 82 female) house-job doctors serving in five public teaching hospitals of Lahore, Pakistan. A cross sectional survey research design was used in this research. Hardiness was measured through Personal Views Survey, Third Edition, (Maddi, 2001), Coping Orientation to Problem Experienced (Carver, Scheier & Weintraub, 1989) was used to measure coping and Professional Life Stress Scale (Fontana, 1989) was used to measure the work place stress of the participants. Hierarchical Multiple Regression Analyses revealed that hardiness, problem-focused coping, avoidance coping and emotion-focused coping significantly predicted professional life stress. The present findings provided some information about hardiness, coping and professional life stress pertaining to house job doctors in Pakistan.
Keywords: hardiness, coping strategies, professional life stress, house-job doctors.