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Coping with Stress Associated with Anticipated Stigma: The Role of Dyadic Coping for Married Undergraduate Students

Abstract Being married as an undergraduate student is uncommon, considering the average age people marry in the U.S. is 28-years-old. Given that the “traditional” undergraduate student is unmarried, being a married undergraduate student may be associated with the anticipation of stigma due to their marital status, which may be a stressful experience (hereafter-anticipated stigma stress) and have harmful effects on one’s well-being, particularly symptoms of anxiety. As such, it is important to identify ways in which romantic partners can help one another cope with this unique stressor by engaging in positive or negative dyadic coping (DC). Using cross-sectional data from 151 married undergraduate students, this project examined whether perceptions of... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Messerschmitt, Shelby (Author) / Randall, Ashley K (Advisor) / Pereira, Jennifer (Committee member) / Kinnier, Richard (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Counseling psychology / anticipated stigma / anxiety / college / dyadic coping / married / stress
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 77 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Masters Thesis Counseling 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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