This was the question:
What do you find are the best ways of dealing with stress in your lives? List your best stress reduction strategies, and classify them as problem-focused or emotion-focused coping methods.
this was my answer to the question:
Problem related coping is mostly applied in work related stress and in family problems like spousal conflicts.To cope with stress , it is best to take help from others particularly those who are experts in it like a family counsellor for family related issues . In emotion focused coping is required in situations where the stress trigger affects the emotional well being of an individual. The best example is here like a peron suffereing from cancer or is going through the stressful stages of pregnancy. In such cases social support works best to help ease out the stress.The Emotional coping methods would deal with focusing on the emotions and working through it .
this is one of the students answer to the same question:
students name:Fruzsina .V
I lost my job in April, right before I went to a month vacation – so this created a great stress in me and became very depressed. I used Problem-focused coping to find another one and spread my resume to million places – as I was really panicking to get any job possible. However as weeks passed by I realized it’s not a major tragedy and I can turn this into a wonderful journey and make it beneficial. So by reducing the emotional impact of this situation I applied Emotion-Focused coping. Soon enough I found a great job that fits with my school schedule as well. When I am sick I always use Emotion-focused coping as I ignore the illness as much as possible and focus on eating healthy, exercise and happiness – instead of acknowledging how sick i am and how bad I feel. If I get a bad grade I wasn’t expecting I mostly use problem-focused coping although many times I look at it as a challenge and an opportunity to be better the next time. I therefore ignore the bad grade and don’t let it influence me as much so in this cases I use Emotion-focused coping. Over the years I did realize whenever I apply Emotion-focused coping in order to solve problems I get way further in my successes and results as opposed to problem-focused coping. Through reappraising the stressor whenever it arises I can better myself as well as the quality of my life.
What you need it to do is just respond to the student.