Journal article

Academic and general well-being: The relationship with coping

Erica Frydenberg, Ramon Lewis

Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools | Cambridge University Press (CUP) | Published : 1999


There is an increasing concern with the general health and well-being of youth in educational settings. This paper reviews eleven studies which focus on the relationship between adolescents' coping strategies and various aspects of their general and academic well-being. In each of these studies the measure used to assess students' coping responses was the Adolescent Coping Scale (Frydenberg & Lewis, 1993). In one study it was generally found that when it came to young people's depression the use of non-productive coping was a predictor over and above teacher reports of students' well-being. In several other studies it was found that more reported problems, low self-esteem and high perceived ..

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