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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 4
First page : ( 417) Last page : ( 419)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2018.00100.X

Stress among adolescents

Dr. Nirmala V.1, Mr. Suni M.S.2,*

1Vice Principal, MES College of Nursing, Palachode (PO), Perinthalmanna, Kerala

2Clinical Psychologist, MES Medical College Hospital, Palachode (PO), Perinthalmanna, Kerala

*Corresponding Author E-mail: suninirmala@gmail.com

Online published on 27 December, 2018.

Abstract

Adolescence is a vital transition phase in everyone's life. It is during this phase of development, adolescents strive to develop one's own unique characteristic features, that which has a greater impact on their general physical and psychosocial wellbeing. In order to assess the stress among adolescents, a descriptive study was carried out in a selected school, perinthalmanna, Kerala. 76 adolescents between 13–15 years were included in the study after obtaining permission from the school authorities and informed consent from the parents. The collected data was analyzed according to the objectives of the study. The study findings reveal that majority of the adolescents 51(67%) had moderate level of stress, 17 (22%) had experienced high level of stress and 8 (11%) had mild stress. Hence, it is suggested that conduction of training programmes at the school for the adolescents is essential to enhance a stress free healthy living and to become a contributing member in the society.

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Keywords

Adolescents, stress, and stress scale.

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