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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
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Stress among adolescents
Dr. Nirmala. V1, Mr. Suni M.S2
1Vice Principal, MES College of Nursing, Palachode (PO), Perinthalmanna, Kerala.
2Clinical Psychologist, MES Medical College Hospital, Palachode (PO), Perinthalmanna, Kerala.
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.
Adolescents, stress, and stress scale
Nirmala. V, Suni M.S. Stress among adolescents Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2018; 6(4):417-419.
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