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Osobine ličnosti, strategije prevladavanja stresa i sklonost psihosomatici kod studenata
Personality Traits, Coping Styles And Psychosomatic Tendencies In Sudents

Author(s): Dragana Radojković, Marina Hadži Pešić, Damjana Panić
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Универзитет у Нишу

Summary/Abstract: Psychosomatic disorders are diseases manifested through a variety of physical symptoms, in whose etiopathogenesis various psychological factors play an important role. According to the dominant biopsychosocial model of health and disease, psy-chological and social factors are increasingly studied as causes of various diseases and, instead of treating the affected organ(s), personality is perceived holistically and treated as a whole. Considering the fact that every disease is a disease of a person, the importance of personality traits in the process of coping with stress is indubitable. Therefore, this paper represents an attempt to connect the concepts of personality, coping styles, and development of psychosomatic diseases. The theoretical basis of the paper includes current considerations about the origins and causes of psychoso-matic conditions, Zuckerman’s alternative five-factor model of personality (AMP), and the three-dimensional model of coping styles by Parker and Endler. The aim of this study is to establish if the students who were found to have psychosomatic tendencies are different from the students who are not prone to psy-chosomatic conditions, with regard to personality traits and coping styles, as well to examine if there is a connection between certain personality traits and coping styles among these two groups of students. First, we separated the group of students with psychosomatic tendencies from the (control) group without such tendencies by using the HI test for measuring the efficiency of the system for regulation and control, and then we established the differences in personality traits and coping styles between the two groups. We used the shortened version of the Zuckerman-Kuhlman Personality Questionnaire (ZKPQ-50-CC) to measure the personality traits and the Coping In-ventory for Stressful Situations – CISS to determine coping styles

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 735-751
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Serbian