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Relationship between personality traits and coping strategies with mental readiness of soldiers


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Božinović, Nikolina. (2011). Relationship between personality traits and coping strategies with mental readiness of soldiers. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Galić, Zvonimir].

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Previous studies have generally explained the relationship between job performance and personality and between personality and coping strategies. The aim of this study was to evaluate the interrelationship between personality traits, coping strategies and mental readiness of soldiers. Mental readiness was used as an indicator of contextual job performance. Testing was conducted on a convenience sample of Croatian Army soldiers (N=389). The first problem was to examine the relationship between personality traits and mental readiness. Another problem was to examine the relationship between coping strategies and mental readiness, and to check whether coping strategies predict mental readiness of soldiers above their personality. The results of the analysis showed an association between personality traits (extraversion, anxiety and self-control) with mental readiness and connection between main factor of coping strategies (emotion-focused coping) with mental readiness. Results of hierarchical regression analysis showed that the described set of predictor variables (personality traits, coping strategies) can explain only about 17% of the total variance of mental readiness of while significant predictors were only personality traits, anxiety and self-control. Superior factors of coping strategies (emotion-focused coping, problem solving and seeking support and acceptance of the situation) have not proved as good predictors of mental readiness of soldiers in addition to personality traits.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: personality traits, coping strategies, work performance, mental readiness of soldiers, army
Subjects: Psychology > Psihologija ličnosti
Psychology > Psihologija rada i ergonomija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Galić, Zvonimir
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2012 08:26
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 23:24

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