PERSONALITY, DAILY HASSLES, STRESS AND COPING STYLES OF INDIAN ADOLESCENTS
 
Mohan, J. and Sehgal, P., Panjab University, India
 
Adolescence is a dramatic as well as basic stage in human development when the gender differences appear to be enlarging. Probably, these patterns show significant contrasts in different cultures. Present investigation focuses on 100 boys and girls from an urban township. Using Eysenckian model of personality, the Indian adolescents were required to self-report about daily hassles, stress and coping styles. The inherent model being that the personality differences among adolescents tend to influence their perception of daily hassles, stressors and the way they cope. These gender differences apart from confirming the hypotheses have implications for the parental and school training and interventions to improve their effectiveness, health, adjustment and scholastic performance.