Social Cognitive Intervention: Improving Coping Ability of Rural Adolescents with Educational Stress
Keywords:Educational Stress, rural adolescents, and social cognitive intervention
Educational Stress affects the both students’ mental health and physical health. Mounting demand of the
society, and various academic requirements make some students to perceive education as stressful task.
Particularly conditions of the students from the rural area are most vulnerable as they getlack of guidance
and academic related support from their family. Students usually perceive high educational stress when they
think that academic demands are unattainable or above their capacity. Objective of the current study is to find
out the efficacy of social cognitive intervention in improving the coping ability of rural adolescent students
with the educational stress. 100 students were selected as a sample from the rural area of Coimbatore district,
Tamil Nadu by using purposive sampling method. Single group pre-test, post-test and follow up research
design were used. Statistics used include mean, SD, repeated measure ANOVA and post-hoc were used to
analyze the data. Results showed that rural adolescent students had gained their coping ability in educational
stress after the social cognitive intervention.
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