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Research Paper | Health Sciences | India | Volume 10 Issue 6, June 2021
A Study to Assess the Knowledge Regarding Stress and Practice of Coping Strategies among Employed Mothers of School going Children in Selected Urban areas at Tumkur with View to Develop Information Guidesheet
Jisha Mary George
Abstract: The present study was undertakento assess the knowledge regarding stress and practice of coping strategies among employed mothers of school going children in selected urban areas at Tumkur with view to develop information guide sheet. The objectives of the study were to assess the knowledge regarding Stress among employed mothers of school going Children, to assess the practice of coping strategies among employed mothers of school going Children, to determine the association between the knowledge regarding Stress and selected demographic variables, to determine the association between practice of coping strategies and selected demographic variables, to develop and provide information guide sheet on stress and coping strategies.Descriptive study design was adopted for this study. Using simple random sampling technique by the lottery method was adopted to select the sample.100 employed mothers were selected. Informed consent was taken and data was collected.A perceived rating scale used to assess the knowledge regarding stress and checklist to assess coping strategies. The collected data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. The mean knowledge score for the samples was found 123.98, with standard deviation of 24.84 .The data was collected using interview technique. Study findings revealed that out of 100 samples, 57% of the employed mothers demonstrated moderate knowledge regarding stress, 20% had inadequate knowledge and 23% of the samples had adequate knowledge regarding stress. The mean score of practice of coping strategies was found 5.53, with standard deviation of 1.56. The study findings revealed that 58% of employed mothers are strained, 23% had better coping and 19% are burned out towards stressful situation. An information guidesheet on stress and coping strategies is provided to the subject after data collection.
Keywords: Stress, Coping strategies
Edition: Volume 10 Issue 6, June 2021,
Pages: 920 - 923
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