By Erica Frydenberg
Early life is a time while coping is essential, considering the fact that many new reports and duties are thrust upon participants. teens have to cope in numerous settings, together with university, domestic, peer teams and the office, and with various lifestyles difficulties equivalent to divorce and examinations. This examine presents an account of present learn and considering on adolescent coping, complemented by means of the voices of adolescents themselves. It makes a speciality of how teenagers take care of a number of existence difficulties, and the coping sorts of specific teams, corresponding to the proficient. It additionally considers the measurements of coping, and parts akin to social help and melancholy. this article can be of curiosity to scholars of psychology, social paintings, sociology, schooling and adolescence and group paintings in addition to to an viewers of folks and youngsters.
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Extra resources for Adolescent Coping: Theoretical and Research Perspectives (Adolescence and Society)
Not just doing something and then getting rid of the stress afterwards, it’s trying to find a way of actually stopping the stress from building up. (Lisa, 15 years old) Coping is made up of the responses (thoughts, feelings and actions) that an individual uses to deal with problematic situations that are encountered in everyday life and in particular circumstances. Sometimes problems are solved and sometimes they are ignored in an individual’s attempt to deal with the environment. Thus an examination of the ways in which people cope with their stresses and concerns provides a means of understanding human behaviour.
Lazarus focuses on anticipatory coping in that both the situation and resources are assessed. In contrast, Bandura says that people avoid tasks that ‘exceed their perceived coping capabilities’ (Bandura, 1982a:126). What determinines whether an individual feels threatened or challenged by what happens is the individual’s assessment of their ability to deal with the environment and to overcome danger. Adolescent stress The incidence of stress-related problems in teenagers has increased markedly over the past fifteen years (Elkind, 1984a).
1994) describe the conditions and circumstances in the students’ family, peer and school worlds that they perceive as creating pressure and stress of sufficient impact to divert their attention and interest from school. Fifty-five ethnically different and 20 Adolescence academically diverse students were interviewed on four occasions, over a two-year period, and it was found that students reported a wide variety of pressures emanating from their lives at school: stress over grades, worries about homework, problems with specific teachers, difficulty understanding material, isolation in classes and general worries and concerns about the future were commonly mentioned themes.