This study aims to determine and compare the perceived stress levels, stress symptoms and stress coping strategies of Turkish and Azerbaijani university students. The study group consists of 521 people between the ages of 18-30, including 266 Turkish and 255 Azerbaijani students. The mean age of the sample was calculated as 21.62 years. The data were collected online with personal information form, Perceived Stress Scale, Stress Symptoms Scale and Stress Coping Styles Scale. For the study, the age group range and the purpose of the research were indicated in social media and university groups, volunteers were asked to fill out the questionnaire and relational screening model, which is one of the quantitative research designs, was used. In the research, the suitability of the data to the normal distribution between the groups was checked by “Shapiro-Wilk Test”. “Independent Sample T Test” was used to compare two independent groups with normal distribution, and “Mann-Whitbey U Test” was used to compare two independent groups without normal distribution. According to the results, it was found that there was no significant difference when the perceived stress scale scores of Turkish and Azerbaijani university students were compared. Reviewing the stress symptoms scale and sub-scale scores, it was seen that the stress symptoms were moderate, and the difference was not significant. Examining the sub-scale scores of stress coping styles, it was found that the average scores of Azerbaijani university students were higher in self-confident approach, helpless approach, submission approach, optimistic approach and social support seeking approach. In the results of the analysis, while there was no significant difference between the mean scores of the desperate approach and the social support seeking approach, it was found that there was a significant difference between the mean scores of the self-confident approach, optimistic approach and submissive approach in favor of the Azerbaijani students.
Perceived stress, signs of stress, stress-coping.