Socio-economic status, aggressive behaviours and coping with stress
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Psychiatr Pol 2009;43(1):53–63
Aim. The authors define the term satisfaction from life as being able to achieve satisfying objectives, realize one's own needs and desires. Such a vision depends upon personal experience, knowledge, role models and value system. The objective of this study is to establish the styles of coping with stress, as well as kinds and intensity of aggressive behaviours that depend on the degree of life satisfaction. The degree of life satisfaction was assessed by the look at the socio-economic status. Methods. 80 people were enrolled in the study. The authors used a personal data form, Coping Inventory for Stress Situations (CISS) by N. Endler and J. Parker and Psychological Inventory of Aggression Syndrome by Z. B. Gag (IPSA-II). Results and conclusions. The level of life satisfaction (measured using the family situation and socio-economic status) of the participants is associated with the style of coping with stress and with tendency to aggressive behaviours. The higher the level of life satisfaction was, the lower the intensity of aggressive behaviours and more effective styles of coping with stress were observed.