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ERIC Number: ED501881
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
Development and Validation of Students' Stress Rating Scale (SSRS)
Balamurugan, M.; Kumaran, D.
Online Submission, v7 n1 p35-42 Apr 2008
Each and every person is under the grip of stress. Starting from a two-year infant to an adult, stress takes an entry in different forms but it alters the normal functioning of a person. One cannot eliminate stress but can reduce stress in their life. The stressors are normative demands and critical life events. Normative stressors include appearance, school grades, employment, relationships, educational plans, careers, personal health, self-esteem etc. Others include lack of social resources, relationship with peers, family and altruistic issues like poverty, gender inequality etc. The stressors are responsible for low self-esteem among adolescent students, increase in antisocial behaviour, rise in anxiety, drug abuse and even to the extent of suicide. In order to provide comprehensive measurement of stress experienced by students in general and higher secondary students in particular, the investigator and his supervisor had developed Students' Stress Rating Scale (SSRS). The tool was developed through factor analysis, which consists of 35 items and were grouped under five factors namely Physiological, Emotional, Social, Examination and Behaviourial Stress. (Contains 2 tables.)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India