Investigating the relationship between big five factor, social support and perfectionism in bilingual undergraduate students: Mediating role of stress coping style

Document Type: Original Article


1 M.A of Educational psychology, Bojnourd Branch, Islamic Azad university,, Bojnourd, Iran

2 Department of counseling, Payam e noor university, Bojnourd Branch , Bojnourd, Iran


The purpose of the current study was investigating the relationship between big five factor, social support and perfectionism in bilingual undergraduate students: Mediating role of stress coping style. At the first step, bilingual students were selected by employing multi-cluster sampling method and Seadatee Shamir (2011) screening bilingual questionnaire from whole population. Big five factor (McCrae & Costa, 1985), social support (Bruhn & Philips, 1984), perfectionism (Stumpf & Parker, 2000) and stress coping style (Endler, Parker & Summerfeldt, 1998) questionnaires were used to assess Big five factor, social support, perfectionism and stress coping style respectively. These tests were administered to 500 Persian-Turkish Language university students. Descriptive statistics, Structural equation modeling were then performed. Based on the results, there was a significant relationship among Big five factor, social support, perfectionism and stress coping style in students. Finally results show that having high expectation and trying to get the best result in compared with others leads to a dangerous or stressful situation. Bilingual student mostly select the problem solving method for coping. Because they have got high cognitive potentiality. It is because the benefit two cognitive storage of two languages.


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