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Volume 7 Issue 7
July-2020
eISSN: 2349-5162

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JETIR2007052

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416-434

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PERSONALITY DIFFERENCES AND COPING STRATEGIES IN STRESS SYMPTOMATOLOGY AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN IN ENUGU METROPOLIS

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2349-5162

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"PERSONALITY DIFFERENCES AND COPING STRATEGIES IN STRESS SYMPTOMATOLOGY AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN IN ENUGU METROPOLIS", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 7, page no.416-434, July-2020, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2007052.pdf

Abstract

The study investigated the role of personality difference, coping strategy and stress symptomatology among pregnant women in Enugu metropolis. Two hundred and twenty pregnant women were selected from two hospitals in Enugu Metropolis. One hundred and ten participants were selected from each of these hospitals. Three instruments were used to collect data for the study namely: the brief cope scale, type A behavior scale and psychophysiological symptom checklist. It was a survey design study and Hierarchical multiple linear regressions with variance were used to analyze the data. The results of this study shows that coping strategy and personality difference was not significant predictor of stress symptoms among pregnant women respectively and there was a significant difference among participants on the basis of stage of pregnancy, women in their first trimester of pregnancy experienced higher stress than women in their mid/third trimester of pregnancy. The study concludes that pregnant women should use both emotion focused strategy and problem focused strategy, psychological measures like relaxation and stress relieving exercise for more effective coping in pregnancy. It is recommended that mental health care workers/Midwives should also sensitize pregnant women on some of the symptoms to expect at each stage of pregnancy as well as sensitize family members that pregnant women should help especially in attending to most domestic work at home.

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Personality differences, coping strategies, stress symptomatology, pregnant women

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"PERSONALITY DIFFERENCES AND COPING STRATEGIES IN STRESS SYMPTOMATOLOGY AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN IN ENUGU METROPOLIS", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 7, page no. pp416-434, July-2020, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2007052.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIR2007052
Registration ID: 234996
Published In: Volume 7 | Issue 7 | Year July-2020
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Page No: 416-434
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"PERSONALITY DIFFERENCES AND COPING STRATEGIES IN STRESS SYMPTOMATOLOGY AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN IN ENUGU METROPOLIS", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 7, page no. pp416-434, July-2020, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2007052.pdf




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