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A study of perceived stress and coping styles among mid adolescents

Ravi Bharatbhai Thaker, Anita Piyush Verma.

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Abstract
Background: The term adolescent is derived from the Latin word “adolescere” meaning to grow, to mature. It is characterized by rapid physical growth, significant physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual changes. They are not
only in large numbers but are the citizens and workers of tomorrow so must be stress-free and healthy.

Aims & Objective: To study (1) Comparative measurement of level of stress; (2) Preferred method of coping style.

Materials and Methods: Study was undertaken in randomly selected two schools one each of central board (private) and
state board (government) of Ahmedabad city. 72 apparently healthy students from each school having age 14-16 years were recruited for study after thorough physical examination. Perceived stress measured in 72 students using “perceived
stress scale (PSS 14)” developed by Cohen. Coping methods measured by “revised version of coping questionnaire by
Folkman and Lazarus”.

Results: All students scoring high on PSS 14. Their mean stress score approaching higher limit with no significant difference between two schools. Central board (private) school students adopting positive coping methods while students of state board (government) school adopting negative coping styles (p<0.05). Males are scoring high than Females on stress score and later having positive coping strategies while former peruses negative.

Conclusion: All students must be counseled for their high level of stress with special focus on Government school students so that their approach to deal with stress can be changed.

Key words: Coping questionnaire, Perceived stress scale, Mid Adolescents, Positive and Negative Coping style.


 
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Ravi Bharatbhai Thaker, Anita Piyush Verma (2014) A study of perceived stress and coping styles among mid adolescents. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 4 (1), 25-28. doi:10.5455/njppp.2014.4.200620131