Proceedings of the First International Conference on Christian and Inter Religious Studies, ICCIRS 2019, December 11-14 2019, Manado, Indonesia

Research Article

Stress and Coping Strategies on Married Christian Students

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.11-12-2019.2302099,
        author={Yunita Sumakul and Shanti N.Ch. Ruata and Melissa M.F. Waturandang and Aljuanika E. Ering and Mariana L. Lausan and Mercy W.K. Waney},
        title={Stress and Coping Strategies on Married Christian Students},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Christian and Inter Religious Studies, ICCIRS 2019, December 11-14 2019, Manado, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICCIRS},
        year={2020},
        month={11},
        keywords={coping stress christian married students},
        doi={10.4108/eai.11-12-2019.2302099}
    }
    
  • Yunita Sumakul
    Shanti N.Ch. Ruata
    Melissa M.F. Waturandang
    Aljuanika E. Ering
    Mariana L. Lausan
    Mercy W.K. Waney
    Year: 2020
    Stress and Coping Strategies on Married Christian Students
    ICCIRS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.11-12-2019.2302099
Yunita Sumakul1,*, Shanti N.Ch. Ruata1, Melissa M.F. Waturandang1, Aljuanika E. Ering1, Mariana L. Lausan1, Mercy W.K. Waney1
  • 1: IAKN Manado, North Sulawesi
*Contact email: yunitasumakul@gmail.com

Abstract

Stress is usually happened in human life and each person responds to it in different ways. This study aimed to describe the factors causing stress, the physical and psychological conditions, and the coping strategies of married Christian students in overcoming the stress. This study applied descriptive qualitative approach. The participants of this study were the four students of Pastoral Counseling study program at Institut Agama Kristen Negeri Manado. Data were collected through observation and interview with the participants, friends, lecturers, and family. The result showed that: the factors causing stress were the double role, economic issues, interpersonal problems, and the lack of assertiveness; the physical and psychological conditions of each subject in stress were different, such as, headache, dizziness, stomach ulcer, insomnia, fever, concentration difficulty, and irritability; each subject used different coping strategies in overcoming stress. The coping strategies used for stress are accepting responsibility, problem solving, self-control, praying, and listening to religious songs.