Assessment of Level of General Anxiety among the Higher Secondary School Students

  • G. Jayashree1, S. Kasthuri1, J. Sangeetha1, Manjula T.R.2
Keywords: Level of general anxiety, higher secondary school students

Abstract

This research has been undertaken to determine the level of general anxiety among the higher secondary
school students at Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu. The objectives of the study were to determine the
level of general anxiety and to find out the association between the level of general anxiety and selected
demographic variables of higher secondary school students. The sampling technique was convenience
sampling technique with samples of 100 higher secondary school students. Demographic variable proforma
and Self - structured rating Scale were used to collect data on anxiety among higher secondary school
students. The mean value is 52.97 and 61% of students had mild anxiety, 20% of students had moderate
anxiety, 8% of them severe anxiety and 11% of students had very severe anxiety. There was significant
association between the levels of general anxiety and medium of instruction, High school mark percentage
and availing Tuition facilities. Adolescents need to be assessed periodically to identify the symptoms of
general anxiety, for earlier management and also to provide health education related to coping strategies
which will be beneficial to adolescent students to manage general anxiety.

Author Biography

G. Jayashree1, S. Kasthuri1, J. Sangeetha1, Manjula T.R.2

1B.Sc. (Nursing) Students, 2M.Sc. (Nursing), Assistant Professor, Department of Mental Health Nursing,
Chettinad College of Nursing, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Kelambakkam,
Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu

Published
2020-05-22
How to Cite
G. Jayashree1, S. Kasthuri1, J. Sangeetha1, Manjula T.R.2. (2020). Assessment of Level of General Anxiety among the Higher Secondary School Students. Medico Legal Update, 20(2), 53-57. Retrieved from http://ijop.net/index.php/mlu/article/view/1061