Vol 6 No 1 (2019)
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Intermediary Role of Ways of Coping with Stress in the Relationship between Satisfaction with Life and Motivation

Oznur Tulunay Ateş
Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Faculty of Education, Turkey
Published February 21, 2019
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Abstract

The aim of this study is to test the theoretical model developed in relation to the intermediary role of ways of coping with stress in the relationship between satisfaction with life and motivation. The study was conducted with 568 university students; 112 female and 456 male students studying at Bartın University Faculty of Engineering. The study data was collected with Ways of Coping Scale, Adult Motivation Scale and Satisfaction with Life Scale. Descriptive statistics and correlations of the variables were examined to analyse the data. In addition, the model established for the relationships between ways of coping with stress, motivation and satisfaction with life was tested with Structural Equation Modelling (SEM). LISREL 9.30 and SPSS 24 programs were used for analyses. The results of the t-tests conducted indicate that ways of coping with stress, motivation and satisfaction with life do not vary significantly according to gender among university students. According to the correlation analysis and measurement model results; it is seen that there is a relationship between satisfaction with life, motivation and ways of coping with stress. It was seen that the structural model established in relation to the intermediary role of the ways of coping with stress variable in the relationship between satisfaction with life and motivation has good fit values and it was determined that ways of coping with stress have intermediary role in the model.

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