THE COPING STRATEGIES AND ITS RELATION WITH THE LEVEL OF PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING.A RESEARCH WITH ADOLESCENTS OF LOW SOCIOECONOMIC LEVEL OF TUCUMAN (ARGENTINA)

  • María Inés Figueroa
  • Norma Contini
  • Ana Betina Lacunza
  • Mariel Levín
  • Alejandro Estévez Suedan
Keywords: coping strategies, psychological well-being, protection factors, adolescence

Abstract

Adolescence is a period in which happen physical and psychological changes. Coping strategies of adolescents in a low socioeconomic context were researched, related to psychological well-being level. How young people confront in an efficient and adaptive way the demands introduce to them was analyzed from a health model. The importance given to this subject is based on fact that coping strategies can be considered as possible factors of health protection. Objectives: 1) to identify and analyze coping strategies used by adolescents; 2) to search deeply the psychological well-being level of the studied group; 3) to resolve the strategies used by adolescents with hi psychological well-being level, and if this strategies are different of the ones used by adolescents with low psychological well-being level. Methodology: 1) Design: comparative – descriptive study; 2) Sample: incidental; 3) Subjects: 150 adolescents between 13 and 18 years old of San Miguel de Tucumán (Argentina) and low socioeconomic level; 4) Techniques: Adolescent Coping Strategies (ACS) and Adolescent Well Being Scale (BIEPS-J) under Casullo adaptation. Results: Significative differences were found between coping strategies of adolescents with hi and low psychological well-being level, so as between coping strategies and gender.

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Author Biographies

María Inés Figueroa
Universidad Nacional de Tucumán Argentina
Norma Contini
Universidad Nacional de Tucumán Argentina
Ana Betina Lacunza
Universidad del Norte Santo Tomás de Aquino Argentina
Mariel Levín
Universidad Nacional de Tucumán Argentina
Alejandro Estévez Suedan
Universidad Nacional de Tucumán Argentina
How to Cite
Figueroa, M. I., Contini, N., Lacunza, A. B., Levín, M., & Suedan, A. E. (1). THE COPING STRATEGIES AND ITS RELATION WITH THE LEVEL OF PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING.A RESEARCH WITH ADOLESCENTS OF LOW SOCIOECONOMIC LEVEL OF TUCUMAN (ARGENTINA). Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 21(1), 66-72. Retrieved from https://revistas.um.es/analesps/article/view/27171
Section
Clinical and Health Psychology