Volume 8 - Issue 0
Coronavirus Stress and Resilience: Exploring the Role of Hope and Meaning in in Life Undergraduate Students
Abdullah MERT
Uşak University, Faculty of Education, Uşak, Turkey
Gökmen ARSLAN
Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Faculty of Education, Burdur, Turkey
Özlem TAGAY
Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Faculty of Education, Burdur, Turkey

Abstract:
The aim of the present study was to investigate whether meaning in life and hope mediate the association between coronavirus stress and resilience in university students. The participants were 376 (68% female) undergraduate students attending a public university in Turkey. The age of the students ranged from 18 to 38 years (Mage = 20.67, SD = 3.62). The results of the present study suggest that the meaning of life and hope attenuate the negative effects of stress on hope and resilience. Specifically, hope emerged as an important mechanism for the relationship between meaning in life and resilience. These findings provide insights into the relationships between coronavirus stress, hope, sense of life, and resilience in young adults during the period COVID -19. Hope and sense of life may function as protective factors to promote mental health and well-being by increasing an individual's ability to recover from stressful situations with high motivation and in creative ways. The purpose of the present study was to examine whether meaning in life and hope mediate the relationship between coronavirus stress and resilience in university students. The participants were 376 (68% female) students attending a public university in Turkey. The age of the students ranged from 18 to 38 years (Mage = 20.67, SD = 3.62). The results of the study showed that the meaning of life and hope mitigated the negative effects of stress on hope and resilience.
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