International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Psychology | India | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023


Exploring Perceived Stress and Coping Styles in Male and Female Employed Professionals

Dr. Rekha Sharma | Paromita Mitra Bhaumik | Augustin Joseph | Urja Sen | Soubhagya Lakshmi Dutt


Abstract: Coping with stress is a vital aspect for individuals aged between 30 - 65 years, due to the plethora of demanding stressors in their lives. It is not unknown that individuals in this age bracket, especially when under employment, portray higher stress levels which in turn demand for both healthy and unhealthy coping styles. Perceived stress and coping styles of salaried males and females have been explored in this research. The chosen sample (n=80) comprised of male and female mid - level to senior level working professionals, falling between the 35 - 60 years of age category. All professionals reside and work in the city of Kolkata, West Bengal. The perceived stress scale (Cohen) and Brief Cope Scale (Carver) were utilized as the primary tools for the study. Independent samples t - test through SPSSv.20., revealed no significant difference (p>0.05) between the perceived stress levels (mean= 16.98 and 18.46 respectively) and coping styles utilized by the male and female sample. It was further found that both males and females prefer taking a problem focused approach when it comes to coping with stress followed by emotion - focused coping and lastly avoidant coping.


Keywords: Perceived stress, coping styles, working professionals


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,


Pages: 2517 - 2522


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