Differences between Irish and Brazilian Students' Stress Levels, Coping Strategies, Social Support, Positive-Negative Affect
No Thumbnail Available
BA in Psychology
Dublin Business School
Items in Esource are protected by copyright. Previously published items are made available in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher/copyright holder.
The aim of the present study was to examine the relationship between levels of perceived stress and the psychological variables, coping strategies, social support and positive-negative affect, among Irish and Brazilian students. Respondents included 50 Brazilian students from an English as a Foreign Language college and 51 Irish business students from a third level college in Dublin. All students completed a self report questionnaire. Results from an analysis of covariance indicated positive affectivity and negative affectivity had a significant main effect on the levels of stress among the Irish and Brazilian students. A correlation analyses showed a strong, negative correlation between positive affectivity and levels of perceived stress and showed a strong, positive correlation between negative affectivity and levels of perceived stress. An independent samples design showed statistically significant differences between coping strategies among Irish and Brazilian students.