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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2018, Volume : 8, Issue : 3
First page : ( 314) Last page : ( 318)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2018.00062.9

Assess the Level of Stress among Adolescent School Children

Kalyani M. Anandha1, Dr. Ganapathy N.2, Dr. Padmavathi P.3,*, Dr. Susila C.4

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 Email: padmasekar2009@gmail.com

Online published on 24 October, 2018.

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

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Keywords

Stress, adolescents, School children.

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