Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Published by: Kowsar

The Mediating Role of Emotional Intelligence in Coping Strategies and Test Anxiety in Students of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran in 2013 - 2014

Vahid Farnia 1 , Sayed Ali Mousavi 1 , Ali Parsamehr 1 , Mostafa Alikhani 1 , * , Sanobar Golshani 1 , Roghieh Nooripour 2 and Masoud Moradi 1
Authors Information
1 Department of Psychiatry, Substance Abuse Prevention Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, IR Iran
2 Department of Counseling, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Alzahra University, Tehran, IR Iran
Article information
  • Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences: December 2017, 11 (4); e9254
  • Published Online: August 22, 2017
  • Article Type: Original Article
  • Received: October 4, 2016
  • Revised: January 24, 2017
  • Accepted: April 24, 2017
  • DOI: 10.5812/ijpbs.9254

To Cite: Farnia V, Mousavi S A, Parsamehr A, Alikhani M, Golshani S, et al. The Mediating Role of Emotional Intelligence in Coping Strategies and Test Anxiety in Students of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran in 2013 - 2014, Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci. 2017 ; 11(4):e9254. doi: 10.5812/ijpbs.9254.

Copyright © 2017, Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License ( which permits copy and redistribute the material just in noncommercial usages, provided the original work is properly cited.
1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Materials and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
  • 1. Dortaj F, Mousavi H, Resaei P. Exam anxiety and its relationship with demographic factors among new students in Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences. Bimonth J Hormozgan Univ Med Sci. 2013;17(4):365-74. (Persian).
  • 2. Cheraghian B, Fereidooni-Moghadam M, Baraz-Pardejani S, Bavarsad N. Test anxiety and its relationship with academic performance among nursing students. Knowledge Health. 2008;3(3-4):25-9. (Persian).
  • 3. McReynolds RA, Morris RJ, Kratochwill T. Cognition-behavior approaches in educational setting. New York: Guilford Pross. 1983.
  • 4. Mohammadi MM, Parandin S. Evaluation of Exam Anxiety Level among Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences Students and its Association with Demographic Characteristics in 2014. J Med Educ Dev. 2015;10(3):27-36. (Persian).
  • 5. Brown LA, Forman EM, Herbert JD, Hoffman KL, Yuen EK, Goetter EM. A randomized controlled trial of acceptance-based behavior therapy and cognitive therapy for test anxiety: a pilot study. Behav Modif. 2011;35(1):31-53. doi: 10.1177/0145445510390930. [PubMed: 21177517].
  • 6. Sarason IG. Stress, anxiety, and cognitive interference: reactions to tests. J Pers Soc Psychol. 1984;46(4):929-38. [PubMed: 6737201].
  • 7. Lazarus RS, Folkman S. Stress, appraisal and coping. New York: Springer; 1984.American Psychiatric Association.
  • 8. Endler NS, Parker JD. Multidimensional assessment of coping: a critical evaluation. J Pers Soc Psychol. 1990;58(5):844-54. [PubMed: 2348372].
  • 9. Campbell , Ntobedzi A. Emotional Intelligence, Coping and Psychological Distress: A Partial Least Squares Approach to Developing a Predictive Model. E J Appl Psychol. 2007;3(2). doi: 10.7790/ejap.v3i2.91.
  • 10. Cohen M, Ben-Zur H, Rosenfeld MJ. Sense of coherence, coping strategies, and test anxiety as predictors of test performance among college students. Int J Stress Manag. 2008;15(3):289. doi: 10.1037/1072-5245.15.3.289.
  • 11. Matthews G, Emo AK, Funke G, Zeidner M, Roberts RD, Costa PJ, et al. Emotional intelligence, personality, and task-induced stress. J Exp Psychol Appl. 2006;12(2):96-107. doi: 10.1037/1076-898X.12.2.96. [PubMed: 16802891].
  • 12. Mikolajczak M, Nelis D, Hansenne M, Quoidbach J. If you can regulate sadness, you can probably regulate shame: Associations between trait emotional intelligence, emotion regulation and coping efficiency across discrete emotions. Pers Individ Differ. 2008;44(6):1356-68. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2007.12.004.
  • 13. Downey L, Johnston P, Hansen K, Birney J, Stough C. Investigating the mediating effects of emotional intelligence and coping on problem behaviours in adolescents. Aust J Psychol. 2010;62(1):20-9. doi: 10.1080/00049530903312873.
  • 14. Gohm CL, Corser GC, Dalsky DJ. Emotional intelligence under stress: Useful, unnecessary, or irrelevant?. Pers Individ Differ. 2005;39(6):1017-28. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2005.03.018.
  • 15. Noorbakhsh SN, Besharat MA, Zarei J. Emotional intelligence and coping styles with stress. Proc Soc Behav Sci. 2010;5:818-22. doi: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.07.191.
  • 16. Dutta S, Dasgupta S. Examining the relationship between emotional intelligence and the dimension of test anxiety. Res J lSoc Sci Manag. 2013;2(11).
  • 17. Ebrahimi MR, Khoshsima H. On the association (s) between test anxiety and emotional intelligence, considering demographic information; A case of Iranian EFL University students. Int J Stud English Language Lit. 2014;2(7):147-57.
  • 18. Bar-On R. The Bar-On model of emotional-social intelligence (ESI). Psicothema. 2006;18 Suppl:13-25. [PubMed: 17295953].
  • 19. Austin EJ, Saklofske DH, Egan V. Personality, well-being and health correlates of trait emotional intelligence. Pers Individ Differ. 2005;38(3):547-58. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2004.05.009.
  • 20. Hunt N, Evans D. Predicting traumatic stress using emotional intelligence. Behav Res Ther. 2004;42(7):791-8. doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2003.07.009. [PubMed: 15149899].
  • 21. Bar-on R, Parker J. The handbook of emotion intelligence. San Francesco: Jossy-Bass Books; 2000.
  • 22. Sarason I , Sarason I. G , Spielbergereds CD. Anxiety and self-preoccupation. In: Sarason I. G , Spielbergereds CD, editors. Stress and anxiety. New York: Hemisphere/Hastead; 1975.
  • 23. Tryon GS. The Measurement and Treatment of Test Anxiety. Rev Educ Res. 1980;50(2):343-72. doi: 10.3102/00346543050002343.
  • 24. Yazdani F. Test anxiety and academic performance in female nursing students. Q J Nurs Manag. 2012;1(1):47-58. (Persian).
  • 25. Folkman S, Lazarus RS, Gruen RJ, DeLongis A. Appraisal, coping, health status, and psychological symptoms. J Pers Soc Psychol. 1986;50(3):571-9. [PubMed: 3701593].
  • 26. Ghadamgahi JH, Dejkam M, Behrozyan A, Feiz A. Quality of social relationships, stress and coping strategies in patient with coronary heart. J Andisheh-va-Raftar. 1998;4(1):1-12. (Persian).
  • 27. Schutte NS, Malouff JM, Hall LE, Haggerty DJ, Cooper JT, Golden CJ, et al. Development and validation of a measure of emotional intelligence. Pers Individ Differ. 1998;25(2):167-77. doi: 10.1016/s0191-8869(98)00001-4.
  • 28. Gignac GE, Palmer BR, Manocha R, Stough C. An examination of the factor structure of the schutte self-report emotional intelligence (SSREI) scale via confirmatory factor analysis. Pers Individ Differ. 2005;39(6):1029-42. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2005.03.014.
  • 29. Mayer JD, Salovey P. What is emotional intelligence?. In: Salovey P, Mayer JD, editors. Emotional development and emotional intelligence. New York: Basic Books; 1997.
Creative Commons License Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International License .

Search Relations:



Create Citiation Alert
via Google Reader

Readers' Comments