Skip to the main content

Original scientific paper

Coping with Academic Stress in Relation to Leisure Activities of Elementary and High-School Pupils

Ingrid BRDAR
Darko LONČARIĆ


Full text: croatian pdf 154 Kb

versions

page 967-988

downloads: 1.618

cite


Abstract

The aim of this investigation was to determine whether pupils
could be classified into groups based on their leisure
activities and to study the relationship between leisure
activities and coping strategies that pupils use when
confronted with academic stress. The School Failure Coping
Scale and Leisure Time Activities Questionnaire were
administrated to 455 elementary school and high school
pupils. A cluster analysis, used to classify pupils based on
their responses to the Leisure Time Activities Questionnaire,
suggested four interpretable clusters. The first cluster consists
of pupils who spend most of their leisure time going out and
having fun. They are older pupils with low school grades and
low scores on the problem solving coping scale. The second
cluster consists of pupils who have low scores on all leisure
activities. They are younger pupils with better school grades
and low scores on the social support and forgetting coping
scales. The third cluster consists of pupils who read books
and go to the theater during their leisure time. They are
older pupils with average grades, high scores on the social
support coping scale and low scores on the forgetting coping
scale. The fourth cluster consists of pupils who are least likely
to engage in socially undesirable forms of relaxation and
spend most of their leisure time in different sport activities.
They are the youngest pupils with best school grades and
high scores on all the coping scales except the emotional
reactions coping scale.

Keywords

Hrčak ID:

16246

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/16246

Publication date:

31.12.2004.

Article data in other languages: croatian german

Visits: 3.816 *