QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS OF COPING STRATEGIES IN PUPILS, Florina Ancuța DUMINICĂ , Marcela POPESCU

Abstract
This is a exploratory study of an intervention programme for 3-rd and 4-th grades pupils. It offers to pupils the posibility of defining the coping strategies, the stressful situations for them and also those strategies used in school. There were also investigated the teachers and parents’ point of view concerning the intervention programmes for coping at school level. The investigative design came with the qualitative methodology represented by a thematic analysis realized by the semistructured individual interviews. The responses were grouped on categories as such: Defining coping strategies, Types of problems the pupils confront to, Types of strategies they used, Proposals and solutions, Points of view concerning the optimisation programme. This stage of the study demonstrated that pupils have a very clear awareness – starting with the childhood- of the problems they confront and it proves the need of intervening for a solution.
Key words: strategies, problem solving, stress, coping