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Vol. 11, Special Issue 4 (2022)

Impact of menstrual distress on academic performance of adolescent girls

Jyoti Sihag and Poonam Yadav
Adolescent girl’s education is of critical importance for their future progress as citizens and their success in later life. Menstrual symptoms play a major role in the academic performance of adolescent female students. Menstrual disorders not only have health problems, but also have a consequence like restrictions on educational performance and attending work that hinder practical achievements and employment prospects. Menstrual distress may have negative influences on academic learning outcomes. The study was conducted in Hisar district of Haryana state where four schools were selected randomly where two from rural area and two from urban area. From the selected schools 120 early adolescents and 120 late adolescents were selected randomly. Self-developed schedule was used to delineate socio-personal variables of adolescent girls. Menstrual distress of adolescent girls was assessed by using Comprehensive Menstrual Distress Scale. And academic performance was measured with the help of self-developed interview schedule. Frequency, percentages, mean, standard deviation, ‘z’ test, chi-square and anova were used to analyse the data. The study found that at menstrual distress was so challenging for adolescents and its negative impact on their academic performance. Present research has found that a substantial portion of girls menstrual distress level impacting academic performance particularly in terms of school absenteeism. The menstrual distress symptoms were significantly interfering with adolescent’s classroom, examination, assignment extracurricular activities and relationship performance.
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How to cite this article:
Jyoti Sihag and Poonam Yadav. Impact of menstrual distress on academic performance of adolescent girls. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(4S): 684-689.

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