The study focused on relationship between self concept and problem focused coping strategies of secondary school students. The study also examined gender differences in self concept and problem focused coping strategies. Present study was conducted on 200 adolescent students of class 10th of schools of Pathankot city. Data was analysed by using independent sample t test and correlation. Results showed that magnitude of self concept among adolescent students was found to be high particularly among the female adolescents than the male adolescent students. Result also revealed that males adopt more of problem focused coping strategies than females. A significant positive correlation was found between self concept and problem focused coping. Although it is not possible to decrease the academic stress of adolescents in present era of competition, it is required to develop programs to help students deal with this stress by adopting problem focused coping strategies.