Adolescent coping: Differences in the styles and strategies used by learning disabled compared to non learning disabled adolescents

Cheshire, Gregory L. & Campbell, Marilyn A. (1997) Adolescent coping: Differences in the styles and strategies used by learning disabled compared to non learning disabled adolescents. Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 7(1), pp. 65-73.

PDF (79kB)


This study compared the coping strategies and styles of 30 learning disabled adolescents with 30 non learning disabled adolescents matched in age, gender and ethnicity from a large urban high school in Queensland. Results showed that the learning disabled adolescents use some different coping styles and strat¬egies to their non learning disabled peers. The learning disabled group showed less tendency to relax, or work to achieve goals. They tended not to focus on the positive and not to attempt to solve problems. Rather they exhibited a higher tendency to use wishful thinking and believed that they could not cope. Cogni¬tive and social skills deficits are proposed as the likely contributors to the dif¬ferences. The implications of these findings are discussed.

Impact and interest:

Search Google Scholar™

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

Full-text downloads:

4,423 since deposited on 30 May 2006
269 in the past twelve months

Full-text downloads displays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.

ID Code: 4324
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional URLs:
Keywords: adolescent, disability, learning disabled, coping, problem solving
ISSN: 1037-2911
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Special Education and Disability (130312)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1997 Australian Academic Press
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 30 May 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 05:13

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page