An Examination of the Relationship between Gender and Coping Mechanisms
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- gender; coping mechanism; mental health; help-seeking; self-regulation
This study explores the relationship between gender and coping mechanisms for mental health and investigates the connection between gender and attitudes towards seeking help for mental issues. To achieve these phenomena, 127 volunteers was gathered to complete a questionnaire asking about their coping strategies when it came to mental health, the reasons for their choices, the emotions experienced during the process of help-seeking (if this was their chosen coping strategies), and attitudes towards help-seeking. This study hypothesized that the male cohort would be significantly less likely to seek help and that men tend to have more repellent attitudes towards help-seeking. Chi-squared was adopted to analyze the data, but the test results failed to support either hypothesis. Gender and preferred coping mechanisms were shown to be independent of each other, and men did not display less favorable attitudes towards help-seeking. Though these findings did not provide evidence to support either hypothesis, they alluded to age being a factor in the preferred coping mechanism.
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TY - CONF AU - Rachael Jintong Cui PY - 2022 DA - 2022/04/08 TI - An Examination of the Relationship between Gender and Coping Mechanisms BT - Proceedings of the 2022 International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities and Arts (SSHA 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 709 EP - 712 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220401.135 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.220401.135 ID - Cui2022 ER -