EFFECT OF RELAXATION TECHNIQUES ON STRESS REDUCTION AMONG ADOLESCENTS OF SELECTED RURAL PRE-UNIVERSITY COLLEGES (PUC) OF MANGALORE TALUK By Amy Braganza,[1] Sudha Maheswari,[2] and Sr. LoredanhaKorah [3]

Abstract

Adolescents are the citizens, leaders, parents and workers of our global future. They are considered to be healthy since mortality in this age group is relatively low. But, the adolescents do have a range of problems, one of which is stress! The adolescent years are the most stressful times in a person’s life. In such unsettling moments, it is often forgotten that stressors, if not escapable, are fairly manageable and treatable. This study sought to study the effect of relaxation techniques on stress reduction among adolescents of selected rural Pre-University colleges (PUC) of Mangalore Taluk. Results revealed that the mean percentage of post-test stress score (21.17) was lower than the pre-test stress score (40.44) in experimental group which was significant at 0.05 level of significance. The statistical analysis showed a significant reduction in the stress level of adolescents in the experimental group after the introduction of relaxation techniques (t=8.36, df=19, p<0.05). The findings of the study supported that relaxation techniques were effective in reducing stress of adolescents.

Keywords: Stress, Adolescents, Relaxation Techniques

[1] Staff Nurse,  Hospicio Hospital – Margao – Goa.

[2] AssociateProfessor,  E.S College of Nursing, Villupuram,Tamil Nadu.

[3] Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Nursing, Fr. Muller College Of Nursing – Mangalore.

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