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Table 2 Brief COPE subscale scores among the medical students

From: How medical students cope with stress: a cross-sectional look at strategies and their sociodemographic antecedents

Coping strategy M (SD)
Active coping 5.99 (1.42)
Emotional support 5.85 (1.69)
Planning 5.82 (1.42)
Acceptance 5.70 (1.37)
Instrumental support 5.64 (1.70)
Positive reframing 5.41 (1.61)
Self-distraction 5.30 (1.53)
Humour 4.88 (1.78)
Self-blame 4.77 (1.66)
Venting 4.35 (1.58)
Religion 3.37 (1.83)
Substance use 3.01 (1.61)
Behavioural disengagement 2.76 (1.10)
Denial 2.36 (0.85)
  1. M mean, SD standard deviation