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A correlational study between parental expectations and level of stress among adolescents studying in selected High School of Kamrup (Rural) District


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Author Details : Krishna Choudhury*, Krishna Das

Volume : 1, Issue : 3, Year : 2018

Article Page : 58-63


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A descriptive correlational study was undertaken to find the correlation between parental expectations and level of stress among adolescents studying in selected high schools of Kamrup rural district with the objectives to assess the level of parental expectations ,level of stress among adolescents, to find the correlation between parental expectations and stress ,to find the association between parental expectations and selected socio- demographic variables and also to find the association between levels of stress and selected socio- demographic variables of adolescents studying in selected high school of Kamrup (rural) district. The research approach adopted for the study was quantitative descriptive approach and the research design was correlational descriptive design. 200 sample were selected by multistage stratified random sampling technique from ten selected high schools of Kamrup rural district. A structured questionnaire was developed to collect the demographic information, a Structured Rating Scale was developed to assess the parental expectations and a Modified Depression Anxiety Stress scale 21 (DASS- 21) was used to assess the level of stress among the adolescents. The data obtained were analyzed in terms of frequency and percentage distribution, Pearson’s correlation coefficient and chi square value and presented in tables and graphs. The findings revealed that 69.5% of the subjects expressed high expectations from their parents. 29.5% of the subjects expressed moderate expectations and rest 1% expressed low expectations from their parents. On the other hand, 78% of the subjects were having moderate stress followed by 21.5% having mild stress and remaining 0.5% was having severe stress. A moderately positive correlation (r=0.144) was observed between parental expectation and stress among adolescents studying in selected high schools of Kamrup (Rural) district. Selected demographic variables like parenting style (x2 =25.05 at d(f)=6, p=0.000) and father’s educational qualification (x2 =21.41 at d(f)=12, p=0.045) were significantly associated with parental expectations, whereas age, sex, religion, type of family, student’s educational status , student’s previous year academic performance , mother’s educational qualification, father’s occupation, mother’s occupation and monthly family income were not significantly associated with parental expectations. On the other hand, selected demographic were not associated with level of stress. The study was believed to be helpful in the field of nursing administration, nursing practice and nursing education. The study can be replicated on a larger sample for generalization and can be conducted among the college going students. School Health Nurse can implement periodic counseling sessions for the adolescents and the parents along with the teachers and appropriate stress reduction strategies could be taught to the adolescents.

Keywords: Parental expectations, Stress, Adolescent, High school, Kamrup (rural).

How to cite : Choudhury K , Das K , A correlational study between parental expectations and level of stress among adolescents studying in selected High School of Kamrup (Rural) District. J Paediatr Nurs Sci 2018;1(3):58-63

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