International Journal of
Psychology and Counselling

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Psychol. Couns.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2499
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 213

Full Length Research Paper

Ways of coping and personality traits among Kurdish adolescents

Azad Ali Ismail
  • Azad Ali Ismail
  • Koya University, Erbil/Iraq
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  •  Received: 16 April 2015
  •  Accepted: 07 May 2015
  •  Published: 31 January 2016


This study was designed to explore the relationship between coping methods and personality among a group of Kurdish adolescents. A sample of 235 secondary students completed surveys measuring methods of coping and personality types. Pearson’s r correlations indicated that positive attitude, as a method of coping, was correlated to all personality traits, except for neuroticism. Passivity and mixed efforts were the only coping methods that correlated with neuroticism. All methods of coping, except for passivity, correlated with openness. Except for avoidance and spiritual connection, all other methods of coping correlated with agreeableness. Differences were found between boys and girls in spiritual connection and passivity as well as in neuroticism trait.

Key words: Methods of coping, personality, traits, adolescence, Kurds.