Universal Journal of Psychology Vol. 3(1), pp. 14 - 21
DOI: 10.13189/ujp.2015.030103
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Stress and its Triggers of Early Adolescents - Institution and Gender Specific Differences


Maraichelvi AK *
Department of Human Development, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, India

ABSTRACT

Early adolescence in their middle school are said to pass through a tumultuous developmental period and are considered to be more vulnerable to stress. The present study was undertaken with the objective of appraising the stress level and stress triggers of middle school students and analyse the institution and gender specific differences. The study adopted survey research by formulating a situation- based checklist. Boys responding to the survey reported higher mean score on stress and that the students enrolled in government schools were more stressed than private school students. Also it was observed that except for the trigger – teacher, all other riggers has got a significant interaction effect between the type of the school and gender of the selected adolescents. The overall finding gives a feeling of apprehension for the society in general and educators, researchers and policy makers in particular to initiate urgent strategies to overcome this fiery issue.

KEYWORDS
Early Adolescence, Stress Triggers, Institution-specific, Gender Specific Differences

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Maraichelvi AK , "Stress and its Triggers of Early Adolescents - Institution and Gender Specific Differences," Universal Journal of Psychology, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 14 - 21, 2015. DOI: 10.13189/ujp.2015.030103.

(b). APA Format:
Maraichelvi AK (2015). Stress and its Triggers of Early Adolescents - Institution and Gender Specific Differences. Universal Journal of Psychology, 3(1), 14 - 21. DOI: 10.13189/ujp.2015.030103.