A comparative study to assess the level stress & coping strategies among professional students from selected college of bharati vidhyapeeth, campus, Dhankawadi, Pune
Sharen S George, Sheba M Kunjumon, Simi Sabu, Sini George, Bhagyashree Jogdeo
Introduction: In today’s ultra-competitive environment, students face more stress than ever be it related to studies, examination, new subjects, peer, teachers or parent’s pressure. Stress is the “WEAR & TEAR” our bodies’ experiences as we adjust to our continually changing environment. On one hand, stress compels us to action. However, it can result in feelings of rejection, anger & depression, leading to health problems such as headaches, insomnia, ulcer, high blood pressure, heart diseases. They may have used healthy or unhealthy methods cope up with stress. This study aimed at exploring the perceived stress level, and the coping strategies among professional students. Objectives: 1) to assess the level of stress and coping strategies among the professional students. 2) To compare the stress level and coping strategies between the professional students. Method: The research method adopted for the study non experimental descriptive approach was used. 50 samples are collected from nursing & 50 samples are collected from engineering of Bharati Vidyapeeth, Campus. A non-probability purposive sampling technique was used. Result: In demographic data maximum students are between 18 -20 years and 21 – 23 years with 68% and 100% in nursing and engineering respectively. In stress due to academic factor the maximum subject are having moderate amount of stress in both nursing and engineering with 80% and 92%. In personal factor the maximum subject are having moderate amount of stress in both nursing and engineering with 60% and 100% respectively. The stress due to environmental and relating to other people the maximum subject are having mild stress in both nursing and engineering with 52% and 94% respectively. In coping strategies 40% of nursing students and 45% of engineering students are using positive coping strategies. In comparison there will be no changes in stress level and coping strategies between the professional students. Conclusion: Researcher found that in engineering students there are 100% of coping strategies rather than nursing students.