The Relationship of Demographical Factors on University Students’ Coping Strategy

Authors

  • Aprezo Pardodi Maba Institut Agama Islam Ma’arif NU (IAIMNU) Metro Lampung, Indonesia
  • Kusmawati Hatta Universitas Islam Negeri Ar-Raniry, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25217/ji.v7i2.2407

Abstract

This study examined the relationship between demographical factors and coping strategies in higher education students. A total of 606 students from a large public university in the Indonesia completed a survey that included measures of demographical variables (such as gender, age, living area, siblings, spending in a month, part-time job, and living arrangement) and coping strategies (such as problem focused, emotional focused, and disengagement). The results of the study indicated that having a part-time job was significantly correlated with coping strategies, in particularly problem-focused coping and emotion-focused coping. While gender, age, living area, siblings, spending in a month, and living arrangement, were not observed to be significantly correlated with coping strategies. The findings of this study have a crucial implications for understanding the relationship of demographical factors affect coping strategy in university students. Furthermore, these findings may inform the development of interventions to support university students’ mental health. Future research should consider employing participants from various background and a longitudinal design to comprehensively understand the relationship between demographical factors and coping strategy in university students.

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Published

2022-12-24

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Maba, A. P., & Hatta, K. (2022). The Relationship of Demographical Factors on University Students’ Coping Strategy. Jurnal Iqra’ : Kajian Ilmu Pendidikan, 7(2), 346–355. https://doi.org/10.25217/ji.v7i2.2407