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Coping Strategies And Psychological Well-Being: A Study On A Selected Psychological Issue Of The Post-Graduate Students In Karnataka University

The mean aim of the present study was to explore the relationship between the coping strategies and psychological well-being of college students hurt in relationship. Purposive sample of 322 students are taken as sample for the present study. The participants are recruited students from main campus studying in various departments of Karnataka University, Dharwad respondents selected through using simple random sampling and Dharwad was research area. The researcher employed COPE Inventory, scale developed by Carver (1989), which measured coping in 15 areas The full length version of the COPE Inventory was used to measure stress coping skills and Ryff’s Psychological Well-Being Scale (1995) This is a 18 item scale used to assess the psychological well-being .Pearson correlation coefficients and Stepwise multiple regression were employed in the analysis to find out the relationship between coping and psychological wellbeing and to predict psychological wellbeing from coping strategies. Results revealed that a total of 63.5% of the psychological wellbeing contributed by 11 coping strategies of the students hurt in relationship. Positive reinterpretation and growth, Focus on and venting of emotions and Behavioral disengagement coping strategies contributed maximum to the psychological wellbeing of the sample hurt in relationships. Denial, active coping, acceptance, use of emotional social support, use of instrumental social support and planning contributed least to the psychological wellbeing. Religious coping and restraint coping strategies moderately contributed to psychological wellbeing

Keywords: Coping strategies, Psychological well-being, hurt in relationship, Positive reinterpretation, Growth

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