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Levels Of Stress And Coping Strategies Among Arts Streams, Male And Female University Students Of Peradeniya Essay

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Investigating the Levels of Stress and Coping Strategies Among Arts Stream, Male and Female University Students of Peradeniya

Buddhiprabha. D. D. Pathirana,
Senior Lecturer in Psychology,
Department of Philosophy & Psychology, University of Peradeniya

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Correspondence concerning this paper should be directed to Dr. Buddhiprabha D.D.Pathirana, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, at buddhiprabha2001@yahoo.com or buddhiprabha@pdn.ac.lk Investigating the Levels of Stress and Coping Strategies Among Arts Stream, Male and Female University Students of Peradeniya

Abstract
Individuals will experience stress in accordance with their subjective appraisals of the stressor. University students often complain about the stress they experience and endure during their academic life. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the nature and intensity of the events which created stress, and levels of stress experienced by the male and female arts stream students in the University of Peradeniya. Participants were 162 (97 female and 65 male) undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts. Levels of stress were measured by administering the Impact of Event Scale (IES), which measures subjective distress related to stressful life events. For the study Sinhalese version of the original IES developed by Mardi Horowitz (Horowitz, 1979), was used.

The independent sample t-test conducted to compare the type of the stressful events listed (Related to studies Vs not),
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