Особливості копінг-стратегій осіб юнацького та дорослого віку в умовах війни (на матеріалі досліджуваних північно-західного регіону України)

Кириченко, В. В. (2023) Особливості копінг-стратегій осіб юнацького та дорослого віку в умовах війни (на матеріалі досліджуваних північно-західного регіону України). Науковий вісник Херсонського державного університету. Серія Психологічні науки (2). pp. 19-24. ISSN 2312-3206

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Purpose. In conditions of war, individuals are forced to adapt quickly to changes in their living circumstances, which disrupt their connection with the social environment. In the face of adaptive stress, a destructive orientation towards resolving life's challenges may arise, leading to the formation of specific coping strategies. Previous research has shown that this tendency is characteristic of a portion of the population, and not all members of society experiencing wartime conditions feel adaptive stress. Age-related differences in coping responses to adaptive stress persist, depending on the level of reflection on the surrounding reality and the number of stressful situations encountered by an individual. Methods. The objective of the study was to identify age differences in coping strategies among adolescents and adults in stressful conditions. The participants were consistently located in the territory of Ukraine. We employed survey methods and the Coping Behavior Inventory for Stressful Situations developed. This methodology allows for the examination of the most optimal ways in which individuals solve tasks in stressful conditions, including self-oriented problem-solving, emotion-focused coping, avoidance, distraction, and social diversion. Results. Prior to the study, based on the survey results, we determined that the participants were experiencing stress due to the conditions of war and were aware of the need to adapt to the new living conditions. The research findings indicate that the leading coping strategy among the adolescent and adult participants is problem-solving orientation, which suggests that they are inclined towards constructive task resolution, mobilizing personal resources, and not shifting responsibility onto others. The least popular coping strategy is «social diversion» indicating that the participants tend not to rely on external assistance when facing stress-related challenges. Conclusions. The formation of coping strategies indicates the adaptation of the participants to the stress caused by war.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: life strategy, adaptation, war, stress, frustration
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Socio-Psychological > Department of Social and Practical Psychology
Depositing User: Ph.D. Віктор Кириченко
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2023 18:08
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2023 18:08
URI: http://eprints.zu.edu.ua/id/eprint/37839

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