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The focus of this research was to see how music listening impacts coping strategies and multiple intelligences in both music-experienced and music-non-experienced adolescents. The standardised psychometric tools like Children's Coping Strategies Checklist-Revision (CCSC-R1) and Multiple Intelligence Profiling Questionnaire (MIPQ) were utilised. It was also planned to see if there was any gender difference in adolescent coping skills and multiple intelligence. Multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) —I was used with five sub-dimensions of coping strategies as the dependent variable and group as well as gender as the independent factors. MANOVA—II was used with seven sub-dimensions of multiple intelligence as the dependent variable and group and gender as the independent factors. Results showed that Music-experienced adolescents outperformed music-unexperienced adolescents in the linguistic, spatial, and bodily-kinesthetic subdomains of multiple intelligence. Similarly, music-experienced adolescents outperformed music-non-experienced adolescents in the subdomains of Coping Strategies, Problem Focused Coping, Positive Cognitive Restructuring, and Distraction Strategies. Gender differences were observed only in the domains of problem-focused coping and positive cognitive restructuring. This justifies the known impact of music listening on multiple intelligences and coping strategies in young adolescents.