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| Published: March 10, 2017

Psycho-Analytical Investigation of Stress among Students of Higher Technical Education in India: A Case Study

Mr. Sandeep Kumar Sharma

Research Scholar, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Sweta Sinha

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.135/20170402

DOI: 10.25215/0402.135


Academic period is the best phase of life for many students where they try to shape themselves in a perfect frame under the supervision of their teachers. But sometimes many students are unable to compensate the need of the actual goal setting. Somehow they also get deviated from their path due to the lack of proper setting with the situation as well as internal and external factors that imposes unwilling pressure on them. Stress appears when the complexity of internal and external factor exceeds individual’s resources to cope with their situation. It is critically determined by the name of depression, anxiety, stress, as well as phobia. Students frequently encounter stressors which may test their capability to cope: conforming to recent environment, managing a massive work load, making new friends, becoming more independent and dealing with several issues.  From a closer outlook, students’ confront various challenges in their everyday life therefore the whole idea of an exciting and vibrant academic life is veiled by these challenges which leads to stress. If not dealt with, it can only escalate and hamper academic performance as well as emotional and social well-being. In the past ten years the percentage of suicide has increased considerably among the educated class in comparison to the uneducated sections of the Indian society. Among the educated section, the prime suicide prone people belong to educational level raging from higher secondary to graduation and above as survey by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB, India, See Annexure-I). This provides the chief motivation to carry out the psychoanalytical study of students. The current study examines the level of stress and its major causative agents among the PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) students of a prestigious technical institute of India. The primary aim of term paper is to assess the level of stress and its major triggering factors among the PhD students. The methodology for the present paper is based on a quantitative approach where a questionnaire survey was conducted to collect data with a sample size of 30 students.

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 2, January-March, 2017