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An investigation of the relationship between achievement goal orientations and the use of stress coping strategies with canonical correlation

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Author(s): Bayram Çetin | Ahmet Akın

Journal: International Journal of Human Sciences
ISSN 1303-5134

Volume: 6;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 242;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Achievement goal orientations | Coping strategies | Canonical correlation

ABSTRACT
The aim of this research was to examine the relationship between achievement goal orientations and the use of stress-coping strategies among college students. The sample consisted of 532 university students who were enrolled in different programs at Sakarya University, in Turkey. Of the participants, 279 were female and 253 were male. To assess strategies typically used in coping with stressful situations, the Coping Scale (Ozbay & Olivarez, 1999) and to measure achievement goal orientations of the sample the Achievement Goal Orientations Scale (Midgley et al.,1998) were administrated. Canonical correlation and MANOVA were conducted to statistically analyze the data. Consistent with hypotheses, results demonstrated that there were high relationships between students’ achievement goal orientations and their use of coping strategies.
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