Stress And Life Satisfaction Among Medical Students In Myanmar: The Mediating Role Of Coping Styles


  • Agnes Mary Khine Myint Oo Assumption University
  • Santhosh Ayathupady Mohanan Ph.D, Lecturer, Graduate School of Psychology, Assumption University, Thailand.


Stress, life satisfaction, coping styles


This study investigate the direct effect of perceived stress on life satisfaction and the indirect effect between stress and life satisfaction mediated by the three different coping styles; problem-focused coping, emotional-focused coping, the avoidance focused coping The participants were medical students from first year to final year from two medical universities in Yangon, Myanmar. The quantitative research employed path analysis using survey questionnaires of 216 students obtain via convenient sampling. The path analysis result showed that the relationship between problem-focused coping and life satisfaction is highly significant. The result also found that the stress inversely predicts the emotional focused coping. This research finding may provide some reference for future research in the area of stress and wellness of medical students.