Stress faced by adolescents and coping strategies used to face stress
IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science
The present study was conducted to assess overall stress among late adolescent students. The study is based upon sample of 120 late adolescents age 17 to 20 years. Standardized scale for stress by Vijay Laxmi, Shrutinarayan published from Agra Psychological cell was used for the study. Four dimensions of stress that is Pressure, Physical Stress, Anxiety, and Frustration were studied. A check list of coping strategies was prepared by the researcher and respondent's response was tabulated.
... s tabulated. Results showed majority of adolescents to be under moderate level of stress and 20% under high stress. Further in four dimensions majority young adults reported for high physical pressure and anxiety whereas pressure and frustration was found to be moderate. The most common copying strategy appeared in present research was watching television, movies, music, games, internet chatting etc. This reveals that diversion or distraction is the most common strategy that adolescents find convenient to use. Thus adolescents using entertainment methods may get relief for that particular time but frequency of stress & its reoccurrence chances are more. Better options like solving problem through cognitive approaches like introspecting oneself, planning information, seeking counselor, elders was absent in adolescents.