Investigating stress symptomatology among Cambodian university students

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Journal Article


Nou, L


International Review of Modern Sociology, Volume 39, Issue 1, p.133-164 (2013)



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<p>This paper reports results for an exploratory study focused on the relationships between stressors, social support, stress states, and adaptational patterns among a sample of Cambodian university students. The conceptual framework for the study is based on Marsella's Interactional Model of Psychopathology. Cambodian students are faced with challenges that affect their psychological wellbeing as well astheir ability to lead their fragile democracy into the global economy. Findings lead to two major conclusions: First, the major stress factors affecting students' life satisfaction depends on life events, the problems of everyday life, and the availability of social support. Second, the only stress factor showing a strong impact on students' psychological and somatic responses is the exposure to daily hassles. Limitations of the present study and suggestions for future studies are discussed. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]Copyright of International Review of Modern Sociology is the property of International Review of Modern Sociology and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)</p>


Nou, Leakhena 1; Affiliations: 1 : CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH; Source Info: Spring2013, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p133; Thesaurus Term: PATHOLOGICAL psychology; Thesaurus Term: SOCIAL support; Thesaurus Term: STRESS (Psychology); Thesaurus Term: COLLEGE students; Thesaurus Term: PSYCHOLOGY; Subject Term: SYMPTOMS; Subject: CAMBODIA; Number of Pages: 32p; Illustrations: 3 Charts; Document Type: Article