Hope you all are doing well.

We have collected some data from students at our medical college. We asked students to complete the DASS questionnaire to assess

**depression, anxiety and stress**. Students also completed the Rosenberg self esteem scale to assess

**self esteem**and the brief cope scale to assess the

**ways to coping with stress**. Our intention when we planned this exercise was to got two papers out of this: one studying the effects of self esteem on measures of stress and one to assess the relationship between stress and various forms of coping.

My first question is :

Is it OK to discuss these two aspects separately in two different papers or do we have to present our findings in a single paper?

Regarding the first study i.e. the effects of self esteem on measures of stress , What statistical test(s) should be used to analyze/study this relationship ?

Similarly, what test(s) should we use to study the relationship between measures of stress and the various forms of coping?

We have collected results from around 320 students. After excluding those with current medical or psychological illness we are left with around 280 students.

Would really appreciate any and all guidance from the well informed people on this forum.

Thanks in advance.