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Shokri O, Moradi A, Farzad V E, Sangari A, Ghanai Z, Rezaei A. The Role of Personality Traits and Coping Styles on University Student's Mental Health: Introducing Causal Models. Advances in Cognitive Science. 2005; 7 (1) :28-38
URL: http://icssjournal.ir/article-1-115-en.html
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Objective: The aim of this research was to examine the role of personality traits and coping styles on university students' mental health. 
Method: In this analytical cross-sectional study, the abbreviated version of five factor inventory, the coping inventory for stressful situations and the general health questionnaire were applied on a sample of 328 subjects (177 male, 151 female). Using the path analysis, the direct and indirect effects of personality traits on coping styles and mental health were tested. 
Results: The results obtained demonstrated that conscientiousness and openness have a significant positive effect and gender has a significant negative effect on task-oriented coping style, while openness and conscientiousness have a significant negative effect, and neuroticism and emotion-oriented coping have a significant positive effect on mental health. The indired effect of gender on mental health through task-oriented coping was significant and positive, while the indirect effect of extraversion and openness on mental health through emotion–oriented coping was significant and negative, and gender had a significant positive effect through emotion-oriented coping. 
Conclusion: In general, the results of this research demonstrate that attention to the role of personality traits and coping styles is crucial in the study of mental health.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2004/11/19 | Accepted: 2005/01/17 | Published: 2005/03/21

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