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Coping Strategies and Level of Satisfaction with Life among College Female Students


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Coping is conceptualized as thoughts and actions or emotions, cognitions, and behaviors which an individual engages in to reduce, ameliorate or adjust to different stressors. Life satisfaction is one of the indicators of apparent quality of life. Together with indicators of mental and physical health, it indicates how well people thrive. Having effective coping mechanisms may be one of the most important predictors of well being across life span. Applications of coping strategies can increase a person's level of happiness. The aim of present study was to know the different coping strategies used by college girls of different faculties and their level of life satisfaction. The purpose was to seek whether there would be any difference in coping strategies used by students of Arts and Science Faculty and if there was any relation between coping strategy used and the level of life satisfaction.The coping strategies scale and life satisfaction scale were used for data collection. The sample comprised of 100 students (50 girls each) from Arts and Science faculty of Government Girls College Chomu, Jaipur. Statistical techniques of Pearson correlation and t-test were used to analyze the data. Significant difference was found in one of the coping strategy used by students of different faculty and significant relationship which was negative in both cases was seen between coping strategies of cognitive approach and cognitive avoidance and level of life satisfaction.

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Coping, Cognitive Approach, Cognitive Avoidance, Life Satisfaction.
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Kavita Gautam
Department of Psychology, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
A. V. S. Madnawat
Department of Psychology, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Abstract


Coping is conceptualized as thoughts and actions or emotions, cognitions, and behaviors which an individual engages in to reduce, ameliorate or adjust to different stressors. Life satisfaction is one of the indicators of apparent quality of life. Together with indicators of mental and physical health, it indicates how well people thrive. Having effective coping mechanisms may be one of the most important predictors of well being across life span. Applications of coping strategies can increase a person's level of happiness. The aim of present study was to know the different coping strategies used by college girls of different faculties and their level of life satisfaction. The purpose was to seek whether there would be any difference in coping strategies used by students of Arts and Science Faculty and if there was any relation between coping strategy used and the level of life satisfaction.The coping strategies scale and life satisfaction scale were used for data collection. The sample comprised of 100 students (50 girls each) from Arts and Science faculty of Government Girls College Chomu, Jaipur. Statistical techniques of Pearson correlation and t-test were used to analyze the data. Significant difference was found in one of the coping strategy used by students of different faculty and significant relationship which was negative in both cases was seen between coping strategies of cognitive approach and cognitive avoidance and level of life satisfaction.

Keywords


Coping, Cognitive Approach, Cognitive Avoidance, Life Satisfaction.