Comparative Study

| Published: June 25, 2016

Attenuation of Avoidance Coping and Enhancing Approach Coping Strategies of Adolescent Girls

Dr. Priyanka A. Rao

Ph.D, Department of Psychology, University of Delhi, Delhi Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.091/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.091


The objective of present study is to asses and enhances the coping strategies of adolescent girls. Adolescent defined as stage of storm and stress along with at this age proper training for adoptive coping skills would result for mentally healthy individual further family and society. Coping is individual capacity to deal as well manage with various stress of life without causing greater loss or getting back to homeostatic phase again. Coping is mainly of two type functional and dysfunctional coping or problem focused and emotional focused. Functional coping strategies are contributing factor and dysfunctional are threats to mental health. Purpose of this study was to enhance functional coping strategies in adolescent’s girls and lessen the use of dysfunctional coping skill. Sample for present study consist of 120 adolescents girls those who were having several issue. By giving them training of behavioral technique, meditation and relaxation, technique for the period of three months we assessed their coping strategy. Coping strategies scale by Srivastava used to measure the coping of girls before and after giving the training for approx three months. The result shows significant difference between the score on coping strategy scale before and after the training. Functional coping skills enhanced and use of dysfunctional coping lessened. To observe the mean difference t test carried out to see the pre to post test difference. Findings suggest that Meditation, Behavioral techniques and Muscles relaxation Technique was considerable impact on enhancing functional coping skill as well as reducing avoidance coping.

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 3, April-June, 2016