Volume No. :   8

Issue No. :  3

Year :  2018

ISSN Print :  2231-1149

ISSN Online :  2349-2996


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Assess the Level of Stress among Adolescent School Children



Address:   M. Anandha kalyani1, Dr. N. Ganapathy2, Dr. P. Padmavathi3, Dr. C. Susila4
1Ph. D Scholar, Dhanvantri College of Nursing, Namakkal District
2MD., Da Chairman, Dhanvantri College of Nursing, Ganapathypuram, NO – 1 Ranganoor Road, Muniyappan kovil, Pallakkapalyam, Namakkal District – 637 303
3Principal, M.Sc (Nursing), Ph.D (N), Dhanvantri College of Nursing, Ganapathypuram, NO – 1 Ranganoor Road, Muniyappan kovil, Pallakkapalyam, Namakkal District – 637 303
4Research Advisory Committee, Principal, M.Sc (Nursing), Ph.D (N), Billorth College of Nursing, Chennai
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2349-2996.2018.00062.9

ABSTRACT:
Background: Stress level among children has been going up dangerously due to the pressure of their academic or cultural activities. Not all children can cope with such high levels of expectation and parents do not seem to realize or accept that their children are under severe pressure. Objectives: Assess level of stress among adolescent school children in a school at Nagercoil. Design: A descriptive study was adopted for the study. Setting: Bishop Arokiasamy Higher Secondary School, Nagercoil. Participants: 80 adolescent school children fulfilling the inclusion criteria were selected by simple random sampling technique. Methods: All participants were given a questionnaire to complete; questions were related to Baseline Proforma of adolescents and structured questionnaire were given 20 minutes to complete the questionnaire. Results: The findings of the study reveal that 33% of adolescent school children are having no stress, 50% are having mild stress, 11 % of them are having moderate stress and 6% are suffering from severe stress. There was no significant association between the stress with their demographic variables like Age, gender, class, religion, place of residence, no of siblings, mothers education, fathers education, mothers occupation, fathers occupation and monthly income Conclusion: As the stress decrease the memory and increase the anxiety among adolescent
KEYWORDS:
Stress, adolescents, School children.
Cite:
M. Anandha kalyani1, Dr. N. Ganapathy, P. Padmavathi, C. Susila. Assess the Level of Stress among Adolescent School Children. Asian J. Nursing Education and Research. 2018; 8(3):314-318.
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