Is cognitive ability a factor in explaining differences in physiological and psychological stress responses?

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Koksal B.

ARCHIVES OF MEDICAL SCIENCE, vol.18, no.2, pp.553-558, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.5114/aoms/145940
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, Veterinary Science Database, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.553-558
  • Keywords: cognitive ability, psychological stress response, physiological stress response, stress, EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE, STUDENTS
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction: Determining differences and patterns in responses might help to understand over-excitability of students with high cognitive ability (SHCA) and to design treatments for helping them in controlling stress. Methods: A comparative research method was used with three different instruments. The data were analyzed by t-test and Welch's F-test. Results: The SHCA reported significantly higher frequencies of psychological stress responses whereas they expressed significantly lower frequencies of physiological stress responses than their counterparts. Conclusions: These findings might lead to a discussion about the factors determining differences in the responses given by students with high cognitive ability under stress conditions.