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Effect of School Stress Inoculation Training (SSIT) on Stress Management and well-being of Middle School Children

Author Affiliations

  • 1Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore, India

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 5, Issue (9), Pages 15-25, September,2 (2016)

Abstract

School Stress Inoculation Training (SSIT) tailored to the needs of middle school students was formulated with the intention of equipping them with stress coping skills and thereby enhancing their overall well-being terms of reduced stress levels, improved academic performance, and desired attitude change towards better quality of life. Field experimental research with 588 children of one government and one private school (experimental group – 238 and control group – 350) was carried out with a trivia of tools. SSIT was statistically found to be effectual in lessening the stress level of students. Also the intervention after two follow ups was found to persuade the well-being of the experimental middle school students, in terms of enhanced academic performance and a better quality of life. The study has also brought out the fact that the improved well-being of the students was retained even after six months. The gender and institution specific differences were also explored.

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