Differences in Coping with Stressful Situations among Tanzanian and Emirati University Students
Abdullah Saif Abdullah

Coping theories mostly postulate two or three dimensions. This study was an attempt to identify and examine the coping dimensions of Tanzanian and UAE university students. A sample of 233 students was randomly selected from each of the two countries and the Coping Inventory for Stressful Situations (CISS) was used to assess their coping. Principal component analysis with varimax rotation was used to identify the coping dimensions of the two groups. Results showed significant variations in coping within each sample. In addition, considerable differences between the two samples were found in relation to age, gender, and marital status. The results were further discussed in relation to previous findings and limitations were highlighted.

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