Certain predictors of coping with stress in adolescents
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Department of Psychology, Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa, Czestochowa, Poland
Department of Pedagogy and Psychology, Silesian University in Opava, Opava, Czech Republic
Elżbieta Napora   

Uniwersytet Humanistyczno-Przyrodniczy im. Jana Długosza w Częstochowie
Submission date: 2022-04-24
Final revision date: 2022-07-15
Acceptance date: 2022-07-24
Online publication date: 2022-10-05
The purpose of the study was to search for variables that show a relationship with coping with stress as well as to search for the possibility of predicting a stress coping mechanism in the studied adolescents. Two questions were formulated in the study: Are mental resilience and communication with peers significant predictors of coping with stress in the studied group? To what extent will the analysed predictors explain individual strategies to cope with stress?

Participants and procedure:
The study involved three tools: the Resilience Measurement Scale (RMS-18), the Coping Inventory for Stressful Situations Questionnaire (CISS), and the Scale of Communication of Adolescents with Peers (SCAP). The study was carried out on a randomly selected group of 546 adolescents. Due to the pandemic conditions prevailing at that time, the online form of data collection was used. Study tools along with the record were placed on the LimeSurvey platform, and then posted via Facebook on groups for adolescents, not only in secondary schools. Each subject could withdraw at any time without any negative consequences. The collected questionnaires are part of a larger empirical project.

The study results showed that open communication with peers as well as general resilience and the resilience factor opti-mistic attitude and energy had a positive relationship.

The general conclusion from the study is that mental resilience and openness in peer relationships are conducive to under-taking strategies of coping with stress in the studied adolescents.