Coping Strategies and Personality Dimensions of Female Gynecologists

Sadia Irfan, Abdul Ghaffar


The present research was conducted to investigate the relationship between coping strategies and personality dimensions among gynecologists. Sample included gynecologists (N=100) was purposively selected from 3 public hospitals of Lahore city of Pakistan. Ways of Coping Questionnaire (WOCQ) by Folkman, and Lazarus (1985) and Big Five Inventory by John and Kentle (1991) were used to measure the coping strategies and two personality dimensions; openness to experience and conscientiousness. Pearson product moment correlation was applied to find the relationship between two personality dimensions and different coping strategies. Hierarchical regression analysis was carried out to find the predictors of personality dimensions. Results showed that openness and conscientiousness had statistically significant correlation with problem-focused, self-blame and focusing on positive and problem focused, seeking social support and self blame turned out strongest predictors of openness and conscientiousness personality dimensions.

Keywords: Coping strategies, Personality dimensions, Ways of coping questionnaire (WOCQ), Big Five Inventory (BFI).

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