Patterns of Stress, Coping Styles and Social Supports among Adolescents

Latha, KS (2006) Patterns of Stress, Coping Styles and Social Supports among Adolescents. Journal of Indian Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 3 (1). pp. 5-10.

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Introduction: This study aimed to assess the nature of stress, social support systems and coping styles among adolescents. Methods: 100 students in Pre University College (II year) of both genders in the age range of 16-19 years were assessed with the Adolescent Stress Scale, a semi-structured interview to elicit social support, and a self-report coping scale. Results: The main sources of stress in both genders were getting up early in the morning, pressure to study, having to concentrate for too long during college hours, not having enough money to buy things, and long college hours. Prayer was the main coping strategy used by both genders. Males had larger social network than females. Conclusions: Schools/colleges should provide opportunities to work through the stresses related to college and studies by instituting specialized programmes

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adolescents; Stress; Coping; Social support
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Psychiatry
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2013 09:28
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2013 09:28

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