Gender and Gender-Role Orientation Differences on Adolescents' Coping with Peer Stressors

  title={Gender and Gender-Role Orientation Differences on Adolescents' Coping with Peer Stressors},
  author={Jill M. Washburn-Ormachea and Stephen B. Hillman and Shlomo S. Sawilowsky},
  journal={Journal of Youth and Adolescence},
Gender and gender-role orientation differences were explored on adolescents' coping with peer stressors. Eighth-grade and ninth-grade public junior high school students (N = 285) completed the COPE, reporting the strategies they recently used to deal with a stressful peer-related situation. Measures of gender-role orientation (Bem Sex-Role Inventory) and demographic information also were obtained. Factor analysis of the COPE revealed 4 distinct coping factors: active, avoidant, acceptance, and… Expand
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