Today stress levels among adolescent students have been going up dangerously due to the pressure of their academic or cultural activities. Not all adolescent students can cope with such high levels of expectation and parents do not seem to realize or accept that their children are under severe pressure. The present investigation was undertaken to study the relationship between academic stress among school going adolescent students in rural and urban area. Data were collected from rural and urban area of Vijayawada. A sample of 200 school going male and female adolescents was drawn adopting random sampling technique. Bisht Battery Scale of Academic Stress (BBSS) developed by Dr.Asha Rani Bisht was used to measure academic stress scores of adolescent students. Results of the study reveal that there were no significant gender differences with regard to academic stress among rural and urban adolescent students.
Keywords: Adolescent students, Academic stress, Academic performance, Mental health.
 Lecturer in Psychology, Vikas College of Education, Vissanna Peta, Krishna Dist.