Title

Coping strategies of adolescents in residential care institution

Date of Publication

2016

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Psychology Major in Clinical Psychology

College

College of Liberal Arts

Department/Unit

Psychology

Thesis Adviser

Roberto E. Javier, Jr.

Abstract/Summary

The study explored the coping strategies of adolescents, who experienced trauma and are currently living in a residential care institution. An in-depth interview form was used to elicit the participants past experiences. Multiple case study approach was used in identifying themes, such as need for interpersonal relationships, fears, and coping strategies, in the interviews of six participants. Coping Appraisal in the Stress and Coping Model of Lazarus & Folkman (1984 cited in Bal, Crombez, De Bourdeaudhuij & Van Oost, 2009 Seiffge-Krenke et al., 2009) was utilized to determine the perceptions on the past negative experiences or situations, whether the experience was threat, challenge or harm. The findings showed that adolescents perceive past experiences as challenge which allowed them to developed coping strategies. The adolescents employed active, internal and withdrawal coping in dealing with current negative difficult experiences or situations.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Electronic

Accession Number

CDTG006643

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

1 computer optical disc ; 4 3/4 in.

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