Comparison of Coping, Stress, and Life Satisfaction Between Taiwanese and U.S. College Students (Pages 234-249)
Philip B. Gnilka, Jeffrey S. Ashby, Kenneth B. Matheny, Y. Barry Chung and Yuhsuan Chang
Measures of coping resources, perceived stress, and life satisfaction were used to compare 120 Taiwanese men, 387 Taiwanese women, 114 U.S. women, and 264 U.S. men currently in college. While no differences were found in overall coping resources and perceived stress, U.S. students reported greater life satisfaction than Taiwanese students. Models for predicting life satisfaction from perceived stress and coping resources were significant for both genders within each country. Implications for counselors are discussed.