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| Published: January 31, 2019

Examination Stress among Adolescents of Dehradun: Impact of Personality, Intelligence and Achievement Motivation

Bharat Kumar

PGT, Doon International School, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

DIP: 18.01.018/20190701

DOI: 10.25215/0701.018

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The objective of this study was to study the level of examination stress among adolescent of Dehradun city. The researcher has employed descriptive method involving measurement, comparison, evaluation and interpretation. The sample consisted of total of 480 adolescents studying in class 11th science in private and government schools. While selecting samples, equal numbers of male and female adolescents were selected. Cattell’s culture fair intelligence test scale-2 was used to study the impact of intelligence on the examination stress. Indian adaptation of contact personality factor test (Form B) standardized by S.S.Srivastava was used to measure extraversion-introversion traits of subjects. Deo-Mohan achievement motivation scale was used to measure level of achievement motivation. For the measurement of examination stress, researcher has prepared a scale and its validity and reliability was checked before use. Mean, SD, t-test and ANOVA and correlation were applied for analysis. It was observed that majority of school adolescent (39.58%) feel average examination stress. While 31.25% feel high examination stress. A significant difference exists between stress level of male (stress mean 25.73) and female adolescents (stress mean 39.08). Introverts and low motivated adolescents (25%) face more examination stress (mean 39.14). Low intelligence adolescent (28.33%) feels more stress (mean 39.07). A greater difference was observed between stress level of private and government school adolescents. Girls of government school suffer with more stress (mean 41.08) while boys of private school suffer with more stress (mean 30.05). Low motivated adolescents (25%) suffer with more stress than high motivated (27.08%).
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Bharat Kumar @ singhal.bharat@rediffmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.018/20190701

DOI: 10.25215/0701.018

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Published in   Volume 07, Issue 1, January-March, 2019