The broad objective of the study was to understand the anxiety among adolescents in Vijayawada city, India. Specifically, the study compared anxiety across gender, school type, and School Environment. A group of 200 adolescents (100 boys and 100 girls), aged 13-17 years were recruited to participate in the study. Using a sample of 10th graders studying in Government Secondary Schools of Vijayawada data were collected using the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory. Mean standard deviation and t-tests were used to analyze the data. Results showed that Adolescent boys suffer from higher anxiety than adolescent girls. Adolescents from Telugu medium schools adolescents were more anxious than adolescents from English medium schools. The adolescents coming from the urban area schools were slightly more anxiety prone than their rural area school counterparts.
Keywords: Anxiety, Adolescent students, Stress, Adjustment.