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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 3
First page : ( 279) Last page : ( 281)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2017.00057.6

A study to assess the level of Teenage Stress among first year B. Sc nursing students in a selected college of Mangaluru

Mrs. Castelino Patsey S.*

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Nursing, Laxmi Memorial College of Nursing, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India

*Corresponding Author Email: pcastelino44@gmail.com

Online published on 18 September, 2017.

Abstract

Background

Stress is the body's reaction to a challenge. Too much stress can cause physical and mental health problems. The response of a teenager to stress will reduce self esteem and may affect students’ academic achievement. A descriptive survey was conducted to assess the level of teenage stress of first year B. Sc Nursing students in a selected college of Nursing, Mangaluru.

Objective

To determine the level of teenage stress among first year B. Sc nursing students.

Methods

An univariant descriptive survey design was used for the study. Purposive sampling technique was used to select 80 first year B. Sc Nursing students of Laxmi Memorial College of Nursing, Mangaluru. A demographic proforma and a structured rating scale were used to assess the level of teenage stress.

Results

Majority (63.75%) of samples were 18 years of age. Most of the samples (98.75%) were females and least percentage (1.25%) were males. Highest percentages (45%) of samples were first and second children in the family and lowest percentage (10%) were third born or higher. Majority (63.75%) of samples exhibited severe level of teenage stress and a least percentage of samples (36.25%) exhibited moderate level of teenage stress. There was significant association between level of teenage stress and age, monthly income and order of birth. There was no significant association between level of teenage stress and gender, religion and type of family.

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Keywords

Level, Teenage stress, First year B. Sc nursing, Students, College.

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