Coping Strategies and Mental Well-Being among University Students during Covid-19 Pandemic: A Correlational Study | P 187-191

Arbaz Miyaji and Tarini Mohil

Amity University, Maharashtra


The impact of the pandemic on student’s mental health is already extremely concerning.
The present study investigated the association between coping strategies (adaptive/
approach, maladaptive/avoidant) and mental well-being among University students
during Covid-19 pandemic. The sample comprised of 101 female students from Amity
University, with students who belonged to rural (N= 38) and urban communities (N= 63).
The participants were in the age group of 18-25 years. To measure coping strategy Brief-
COPE developed by Carver et al., (1989) was used, and to assess mental well-being,
The Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMWBS) developed by Tennant
et al., (2007) was used. IBM SPSS Version 25 software was used for the correlational
analysis of the variables. Statistical analysis revealed that approach coping strategies
were predominantly used by the participants. Additionally, low mental well-being was
found to be prevalent, as per the norms of the scale. The results of the correlational
analysis showed that approach coping had a significant positive correlation with mental
well-being and a significant negative correlation existed between avoidant coping and
mental well-being. This study underscores the need to recognize the urgent requirement
of a holistic policy that can help students manage their well-being. Universities could
be encouraged to use proactive measures which will support the well-being and mental
health of students. Universities can also re-establish their learning outcomes, curriculum
and different assessment methods.
Keywords: Mental well-being, Coping strategies, University students, Covid-19

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