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Emotional Disturbances Among Adolescent Students Preparing for Common Entrance Test in Selected Coaching Classes of Mumbai City

Emotional Disturbances Among Adolescent Students Preparing for Common Entrance Test in Selected Coaching Classes of Mumbai City

Mrs. Nanda M. Pardeshi

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Background: Adolescence is a crucial phase in life and the presence of conditions like depression, anxiety and stress at this stage of life is a matter of concern. The purpose of this study was to assess the levels of emotional disturbances (Depression, Anxiety and Stress) among adolescent students preparing for CET examination in selected coaching classes of Mumbai city. Materials and Method: Quantitative non-experimental approach and Descriptive survey design was used to conduct the study. Data were collected from 80 adolescent students by using non probability convenient sampling. A self reported DASS – 42 Scale was used for the study. The data were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: Findings indicated that about 16.25% of the adolescent students were having depression, 38.75% of them were having anxiety and 32.5% of the adolescent students were having stress. The adolescent students studying in private schools and in Urdu medium schools were having more levels of depression and anxiety (p< 0.05). The male adolescent students were having more levels of anxiety and stress than the female adolescent students (p< 0.05). Conclusion: It is concluded that significant proportion of the adolescent students were found to be having emotional disturbances and several demographic factors were found to be associated with them. The findings of the study highlighted the need to develop and implement adequate stress prevention and management measures for adolescent students.

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