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The current study aims at to explore the role of personality factors and gender in dealing with academic stress among the higher secondary students. It was also intended to assess the relationship between academic stress and personality factors. The purposive sample of this study comprised of 60 students including 30 male and 30 female of higher secondary level. The sample was studied by using Academic Stress Scale (Kamble, Vikas 2015), and NEO- Five Factor Inventory-3 (Costa & McCrae, 2004). The student t test revealed no significant gender differences in academic stress, total personality factors as well as in dimension of personality factors. Pearson’s correlation showed significant and positive association between academic stress and neuroticism whereas extraversion, openness to experience, agreeableness, conscientiousness and total personality factors are significantly and negatively correlated with each other.

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