| Published: December 31, 2020
Perceived stress among adolescents
Background: Stress is a natural feeling of not being able to cope with specific demands and events. It is a situation that triggers a particular biological response. It could be an unavoidable and inevitable experience of life and is closely related with human striving for excellence in the complex world. Objective: This study attempts to assess the level of perceived stress among adolescents studying in college (Akhnoor), Jammu. Method: The sample consisted of 100 students (50 males & 50 females). Age range of the subjects was selected from (17-19) years and were selected through random sampling technique. For assessment Perceived stress scale (PSS) was used. The informed consent was taken from all the participants. Results & conclusion: Male adolescents were more prone to the stressful situations than the female adolescents and the reasons for stressful situations because of career security, academic work load, economic issues in the family, burden of responsibility with increasing age, environmental, social as well psychological changes.
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© 2020, Sharma A.
Received: October 18, 2020; Revision Received: December 15, 2020; Accepted: December 31, 2020
Published in Volume 08, Issue 4, October-December, 2020