Irina A. Umanskaya
Kostroma State University
Valeriy V. Golubev
Kostroma State University
Self-efficacy and coping behaviour of students during their studies at a university
Umanskaya I.A., Golubev V.V. Self-efficacy and coping behaviour of students during their studies at a university. Vestnik of Kostroma State University. Series: Pedagogy. Psychology. Sociokinetics, 2020, vol. 26, №1, pp. 118–123. (In Russ.). DOI 10.34216/2073-1426-2020-26-1-118-123
DOI: 10.34216/2073-1426-2020-26-1-118-123
УДК: 159.9
Publish date: 2020-01-23
Annotation: The article is devoted to the problem of the relationship of personality self-efficacy and coping behaviour among university students. The authors demonstrate topicality of considering the aspect of coping with life difficulties among students in connection with the high requirements of society for future professionals, on the one hand, and the high psychological load in the learning process, which leads to stress, on the other hand. Researchers consider self-efficacy as a resource for coping with stress, and as a personality characteristic that depends on the success of solving difficult problems. The study was aimed at solving several problems: comparing the level of general self-efficacy, self-efficacy in activities and in the field of communication among students of different courses; identification of the relationship between the level of self-efficacy and coping strategies in stressful situations for students of different courses (this is the main hypothesis of the study). As a result, the relationship between self-efficacy and such coping strategies as self-monitoring and activity planning, as well as a strategy for avoiding difficulties, is shown. However, the assumption that the level of self-efficacy increases and the choice of coping strategies varies significantly from course to course has not been confirmed. There is also no connection with socio-psychological adaptation.
Keywords: student age, coping behaviour, coping strategies, self-efficacy, adaptation.
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Author's info: Irina A. Umanskaya, ORCID 0000-0003-3710-8421, Candidate of Pedagogic Sciences, Associate Professor, Kostroma State University, Kostroma, Russia. E-mail: umka44koоstroma@yandex.ru
Co-author's info: Valeriy V. Golubev. ORCID 0000-0003-2686-8433, Candidate of Psychological Sciences, Associate Professor, Kostroma State University, Kostroma, Russia. E-mail: valery_golubev@mail.ru