A School-Based Study Of Gender Perspectives On Academic Stress And Emotional Intelligence Among Adolescent Students

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Mrs. K. Samatha Jyothi & Prof. Pauline Sharmila


The sensation of stress is now virtually unavoidable in human existence. It's possible that the frequency and severity of stress in one's life can vary with age and gender. The struggles of adolescent anxiety and academic stress are all too apparent in the lives of today's students. There is growing evidence of this in India due to the increasing pressures placed on youngsters to succeed academically and in the workplace. Still, there is surprisingly little systematic research done on the topic. This research aimed to examine the differences in “emotional intelligence and academic stress” experienced by teenage boys and girls. Methods: An equal number of boys and girls (120) were drawn at random from the total student population of secondary school. Studies were conducted to compare the incidence of academic stress with measures of emotional intelligence. Elements of the study were quantified using the “Bisht Battery Scale of Academic Stress (BBSS) and the Emotional Intelligence Scale” developed by Mangal. Results: The results show that neither males nor girls show any discernible differences in emotional intelligence or academic stress. Comparing the mean values of emotional intelligence between boys and girls reveals no statistically significant difference. When comparing the amount of academic stress experienced by boys and girls, neither group stands out as significantly different (t is -0.764). Conclusion: The level of academic stress that students experience ranges from mild to moderate, although there is little to no statistically significant difference between the experiences of boys and girls.

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