Stress, Coping Strategies among Educated Unemployed Males

Author: Madiha Khalid

Supervisor: Ms. Shazia Khalid

Degree: MPhil

Year: (2010-2012)

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


The present research aimed to investigate Stress Coping Strategies among Educated Unemployed Males. Exploratory research design was used. The sample was composed of (N = 100) educated unemployed males. The Brief COPE, an abbreviated version of the COPE Inventory (Charles S. Carver, 1997) was administered to each participant. It was questioned “which stress coping strategies are used by the educated unemployed males?” There were fourteen categories of coping strategies. Mean and standard deviations of each category was taken. lt was found that positive coping was more prevalent as compared to negative coping in the sample. It was concluded that positive stress coping strategies are more frequently used than negative stress coping strategies by educated unemployed males.

Keywords: stress, coping strategies, educated unemployed males.

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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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