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Vol. 11, Special Issue 4 (2022)

Influence of personal characteristics on anxiety among urban and rural high school students

Author(s):
Mukta G Sthavarmath and Manjula Patil
Abstract:
Anxiety is the most common psychological turmoil facing school adolescent function in everyday life. In school life, every school adolescent in one way or another is a victim of anxiety disorders. So, many researchers are interested in studying these problems. Hence, a study on influence of personal characteristics on anxiety among urban and rural high school students to know the anxiety among urban and rural high school students and to study the influence of personal characteristics on anxiety among urban and rural high school students.The population for the study comprised of Kannada medium government and private aided high school students, where 240 students from each urban and rural areas were drawn from Dharwad taluk of Karnataka. For the present study, the permission was sought from Block Education Officer and the Heads of the schools were contacted and permission was taken for conducting the study. From each class, 20 students were taken for the study randomly. General information schedule was used to know the gender, ordinal position, class and type of school of student. Study anxiety questionnaire (Vitasari et al. 2010) and academic anxiety questionnaire (Andreson 2007) were used. The findings from the study revealed that, girls were having more anxiety than boys and higher the class indicated higher the anxiety that, 10th class students were more prone to study anxiety as well as academic anxiety. In urban locality, private aided school students were under high level of anxiety. This indicates the immediate need for counseling programmes for high school students to reduce the anxiety during study period as well as during exams.
Pages: 901-906  |  225 Views  55 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Mukta G Sthavarmath and Manjula Patil. Influence of personal characteristics on anxiety among urban and rural high school students. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(4S): 901-906.

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