Published on 08 May 2024

Dr Pan Qianqian co-publishes a journal article in the Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being journal

Dr Pan Qianqian, Education Research Scientist at the Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice (CRPP), co-wrote a journal article titled “Exploring the Relationship between Coping Styles and Well-Being among Chinese University Students: A Longitudinal Study Based on the Transactional Stress Model” in the Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being journal. The article explores the coping mechanisms employed by Chinese university students during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a particular focus on the potential protective role of coping flexibility in maintaining their well-being. The findings suggested that disruptions in daily life during the pandemic likely led students to engage in problematic internet use as a coping strategy, which subsequently led to reduced well-being, highlighting the urgent need for targeted interventions aimed at enhancing coping flexibility among university students, especially in the evolving post-pandemic landscape.