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Vol. 11, Special Issue 4 (2022)

Influence of stress on scholastic performance of high school students

Author(s):
Mukta G Sthavarmath and Manjula Patil
Abstract:
Stress is the most common psychological problems which were adversely affecting the high school students academic performance. A study was conducted to examine the influence of stress on scholastic performance of high school students studying in Kannada medium government and private aided schools. About 240 students each from urban and rural areas were drawn from Dharwad taluk of Karnataka. The prior permission was obtained from Block Education Officer and the Heads of the schools for gathering information of students. Twenty students were taken from 8th, 9th and 10th class randomly for the study. Structured questionnaires on stressors (Targar 2009 was used to know the stress of students. Scholastic performance of the children-Rutter’s proforma-A (1967) was used to know the scholastic performance. On analysis, results revealed that, majority of students were in high level of stress. With regard to gender, boys had slightly higher stress level compared to girls. High level of stress found more among 10th class which results in lower scholastic performance of students. Study results indicates the immediate need for guidance and counseling programmes to high school students to reduce their stress and anxiety levels and to increase the scholastic performance.
Pages: 778-781  |  342 Views  184 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Mukta G Sthavarmath and Manjula Patil. Influence of stress on scholastic performance of high school students. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(4S): 778-781.

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