2019, Volume 1, Issue 2
Stress and its management by students in the field of education
Irena Plevová1, Lucie Křeménková2, Michaela Pugnerová1
1Department of Pedagogical and School Psychology, Faculty of Education, University of Ostrava
2Department Psychology and Psychopathology, Faculty of Education, Palacký University in Olomouc
Author for correspondence: Irena Plevová; Department of Pedagogical and School Psychology, Faculty of Education, University of Ostrava; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Background: The subject matter of the submitted survey was to determine what coping strategies are used to manage stress by university students in the field of education.
Material and methods: The research group included 51 university students of the Faculty of Education in a combined type of study (the students teach at high schools concurrently with their studies). To collect data, the standardised Stress Coping Style Questionnaire, SVF-78 was used.
Results: There is a statistically significant difference between the variables. Men prefer negative coping strategies to a lower extent than women, with statistical significance.
Conclusions: The submitted survey focused on coping strategies used for managing stress by university students in a combined type of study of education-related fields (who already work as teachers). They were teachers at high schools with leaving examinations and teachers at vocational schools without leaving examinations. Individual results of a broader study indicate significance of the independent variable of gender in relation to the selection of coping strategies.
Key words: stress, coping strategies, elimination of stress