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The Effect of Gender on Stress Factors: An Exploratory Study among University Students

Department of Geography, California State University, Fresno, 5241 North Maple Avenue, Fresno, CA 93740, USA
Academic Editor: Martin J. Bull
Soc. Sci. 2015, 4(4), 1177-1184;
Received: 25 September 2015 / Revised: 12 November 2015 / Accepted: 26 November 2015 / Published: 30 November 2015
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This study examined the relationship between gender and reactions to stress among university students. University students were surveyed on how they typically responded when under perceived stress. There were significant differences between males and females concerning their reactions to stress. Overall, more females experienced higher levels of depression, frustration, and anxiety than their male counterparts when reacting to stress. Males also tended to have other psychological reactions different from those listed on the survey. In addition, while the stress reaction of anger was barely statistically insignificant, more females expressed anger than males as a reaction to stress. View Full-Text
Keywords: gender; stress; coping; university students gender; stress; coping; university students
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Calvarese, M. The Effect of Gender on Stress Factors: An Exploratory Study among University Students. Soc. Sci. 2015, 4, 1177-1184.

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