The aim of the paper was to determine the relationship between self-image and the image of the surrounding
world, and coping with stress in youth practising sports. The research was conducted on 222 students of
both sexes in high schools with a sports profile in southern Poland. The following research methods were used:
Endler’s and Parker’s CISS (Polish adaptation by Szczepaniak, Strelau, Wrześniewski), and Wysocka’s Attitudes to
Intrapersonal, Interpersonal and to the World Questionnaire. Therefore, there is a link between the dominant
cognitive schemata “Me – the world” and the styles of coping with stress.