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A STUDY TO ASSESS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF STRESS MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES ON REDUCTION OF STRESS AMONG ADOLESCENT GIRLS AT SELECTED JUNIOR COLLEGES IN HYDERABAD

Author(s):

Mrs. K.Suvarna

Keywords:

Stress management techniques, stress, effectiveness, adolescent girls

Abstract

Background: Stress is recognized as a major health hazard of the contemporary century. The junior students are likely to experience more stress than their friends enrolled in other programme. Few weeks of disciplined stress management techniques is a promising approach for dealing with the stress response. Aim: The aim of the study was to assess the effectiveness of Stress management techniques on reduction of stress among adolescent girlsat selected junior colleges in Hyderabad. Methods: In the study, quasi experimental design was used and a non-probability convenient sampling technique was adopted to select 60 adolescentgirls, 30 in experimental and 30 in control group. Pilot study was conducted, the tools were found to be feasible. The stress level was measured by using perceived stress scale. Stress management techniques was administered to experimental group. The data were collected and analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: Results of the study revealed that, there was significant difference between the mean pre test and post test stress scores which was statistically tested using paired ‘t’ test ( ‘t’=5.57; P<0.05) was found to be significant at 0.05 level of significance. The significance of difference between the post test stress scores among experimental and control group was statistically tested using independent‘t’ test was found to be significant at 0.05 level of significance and inferred that the Stress management techniques was effective in reducing the stress level. The results of the study also revealed that the stress level of the adolescent girlshad no significant association with their selected demographic variables. Conclusion: The study was concluded that Stress management techniques was effective in reducing the stress among junior students. hence the junior colleges should give importance to stress management techniques and thereby reduce the stress among junior students

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Paper ID: IJSARTV
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 12
Publication Date: 12/3/2019

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