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Problem-solving skills and perceived stress among undergraduate students: the moderating role of hardiness


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Abdollahi, Abbas and Abu Talib, Mansor and Carlbring, Per and Harvey, Richard and Yaacob, Siti Nor and Ismail, Zanariah (2018) Problem-solving skills and perceived stress among undergraduate students: the moderating role of hardiness. Journal of Health Psychology, 23 (10). 1321 - 1331. ISSN 1359-1053; ESSN: 1461-7277

Abstract

This study was designed to examine the relationships between problem-solving skills, hardiness, and perceived stress and to test the moderating role of hardiness in the relationship between problem-solving skills and perceived stress among 500 undergraduates from Malaysian public universities. The analyses showed that undergraduates with poor problem-solving confidence, external personal control of emotion, and approach–avoidance style were more likely to report perceived stress. Hardiness moderated the relationships between problem-solving skills and perceived stress. These findings reinforce the importance of moderating role of hardiness as an influencing factor that explains how problem-solving skills affect perceived stress among undergraduates.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Human Ecology
Malaysian Research Institute on Ageing
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105316653265
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Keywords: Hardiness; Problem-solving skills; Stress; Students
Depositing User: Nida Hidayati Ghazali
Date Deposited: 10 May 2020 16:11
Last Modified: 10 May 2020 16:11
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/73645
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