Stress Management Among Adolescents

Damodaran, D. K., & Paul, V. K. (2015). Stress management among adolescents. The International Journal of Indian Psychology, 3(1), 104-111.

8 Pages Posted: 17 Aug 2016

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Deepa K Damodaran

Bharathiar University

Varghese Paul

Prajyoti Niketan College

Date Written: October 15, 2015

Abstract

Childhood experiences deeply influence a young person and profoundly affect emotional and physical health later in life. The present study aims to determine the stress and the stress manifestations among adolescents (N= 46), and the effect of Progressive Muscle Relaxation Technique on stress. Data were collected using stress rating scale and stress manifestation checklist from adolescents (N= 46) who were selected through convenience sampling from a selected school in Udupi, Karnataka. Results revealed that majority of adolescents (63%) experienced moderate stress specifically in the interpersonal domain. Psychological manifestations were more and depression (70%) was the most common manifestation experienced. Analysis using paired sample t test showed that there was significant reduction in stress and stress manifestations after the intervention revealing the effectiveness of Progressive Muscle Relaxation Technique on stress. Results suggest the need for early recognition and management of adolescent stress.

Keywords: Adverse childhood experiences, Stress, Progressive muscle relaxation, Adolescence, Stressors, Mental health

JEL Classification: I10, I12, I18, I19, I30, I38, I39

Suggested Citation

K Damodaran, Deepa and Paul, Varghese, Stress Management Among Adolescents (October 15, 2015). Damodaran, D. K., & Paul, V. K. (2015). Stress management among adolescents. The International Journal of Indian Psychology, 3(1), 104-111.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2674512 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2674512

Deepa K Damodaran (Contact Author)

Bharathiar University ( email )

State Highway 167
Coimbatore
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641046
India

Varghese Paul

Prajyoti Niketan College ( email )

Pudukad, Thrissur, Thrissur
India

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