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Кленова М. А. Peculiarities of Choosing Coping Behavior Strategies in Males and Females. Izvestiya of Saratov University. New Series. Series: Educational Acmeology. Developmental Psychology, 2015, vol. , iss. 4, pp. 322-?. DOI:


Peculiarities of Choosing Coping Behavior Strategies in Males and Females


The article presents results of the empirical investigation dedicated to studying gender-related peculiarities of coping strategies choices. The empirical base of the investigation consisted of 50 people, among them 25 males and 25 females aged 25–35 years old. Coping strategies were studied with Hobfoll’s questionnaire. Statistical analysis of the obtained data was done with SPSS 17.0 package. We also used Pearson’s correlation analysis and Student’s t-test. It was found out that the prevailing coping strategies in the sample were active and passive constructive coping strategies. Typical coping actions for females were aggressive and impulsive actions, while for males – assertive actions. The applied aspect of the problem under study can be used in counseling practice of psychological services.


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