Coping in young adults facing expectation of finding a job and depression indicators

Jorge Artur Peçanha de Miranda Coelho Francisco José Batista de Albuquerque Cíntia Ribeiro Martins Henrique Barboza D'Albuquerque Maria Tereza de Souza Neves About the authors

The purpose of the present research was to investigate the role of constructive thinking and the coping strategy of facing the expectation of job insertion, and their consequences regarding depression indicators in a non-clinical student population. Four hundred and thirteen students participated in this study: 35.7% of them were in the last year of high school and 24.4% were university students from the city of Areia (rural area), and 14.4% were in the last year of high school and 25.4% were university students from the city of João Pessoa (urban area). According to the results, students who use coping resources such as behavioral and emotional coping (constructive thinking dimensions) and direct coping (coping strategies dimension) are those ones who best face transition pressures from school/university to the workplace with lower levels of depression and better expectations of job insertion.

job insertion; coping; depression; young adults


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