Journal of Happiness Studies

, Volume 17, Issue 4, pp 1703–1717 | Cite as

Life Satisfaction and Coping in Hindu Adolescents in India

  • Susan AntaramianEmail author
  • Shanmukh V. Kamble
  • E. Scott Huebner
Research Paper


This exploratory study examined the relations between approach and avoidance coping behaviors and general life satisfaction in a sample of 248 Hindu adolescents from an urban area in India. The major findings were threefold. First, gender differences were observed, with females reporting more frequent use of the strategies of seeking social support, direct problem solving, and internalizing behaviors. Second, using multiple regression analyses, the coping behaviors of problem solving and externalizing behaviors accounted for significant, unique variance in life satisfaction scores. Third, gender did not moderate the relations between any of the coping behaviors and life satisfaction. Possible implications for health promotion are discussed.


Life satisfaction Coping Indian adolescents Gender differences 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Susan Antaramian
    • 1
    Email author
  • Shanmukh V. Kamble
    • 2
  • E. Scott Huebner
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyChristopher Newport UniversityNewport NewsUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyKarnatak UniversityDharwadIndia
  3. 3.Department of PsychologyUniversity of South CarolinaColumbiaUSA

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