A study of academic stress among the adolescences of working and non-working mothers
Dr. Vinita M Chaudhary
With increasing intricacy of our life style, the level of stress has been increasing at an exceptional rate. As early as in 14th century, the term stress was used to indicate hardship, strain, adversity and affliction (Lubusden 1981). In 17th century, Hook used the word stress in the context of physical science (Hinkle 1973). But its scientific meaning was, in fact, given in early 20th century, Stress is the process that occurs in response to the situations or events (called stressors) that interrupt or threaten to interrupt our Physical or Psychological functioning (Lazarus Folk man 1984 & Baron 2002). In fact, stress is a many facet process that occurs in reaction to events or situations in the environment called stressors (Brown, B.B. 1994). Stress is the state of individual when one perceives that his well-being (or integrity) is in danger of extinction and he must bring to the fore all of his energies to his fortification.
In the present era the stress is repeatedly a major problem in people of all ages but this affect in a broad way to the youngsters called adolescents. The word ‘adolescence’ originated from the Latin word- ‘Adolescere’ which means - ‘to grow to maturity’. Adolescence is a transitional stage of physical and psychological development that generally occurs during the period from puberty to permissible adulthood (age of mainstream). Adolescence is usually associated with the teenage years, but its physical, psychological or cultural expressions may begin earlier and end later and it is the overpass between childhood and adulthood. It is the time of swift development of growing to sexual mellowness, discovering one’s real self defining personal value and finding one’s vocational and social course. Age of adolescence is age of identity configuration where occupational, educational and personal contexts build up. For the duration of this period social expectation of the individual is radically underneath adaptation.