Vol. 5, Issue 9 (2018)
A pre-experimental study on the effectiveness of IEC Package on the level of stress and coping strategies among prisoners residing in sub-jail Kaithu, Shimla 2017-2018
Author(s): Ritika Soni, Jyotsana Kaushal, Kiran Lata, Kumari Suchita, Manisha Devi, Manisha Kumari, Manu, Megha Sharma, Monika Sharma, Neha
Abstract: Stress is an inevitable part of the human life. Stress is becoming a major health problem in every individual’s life. About 52% of world’s population is affected by stress. There are various common causes of stress like personal conflicts, job stress, physical injury, lack of sleep, working overtime, becoming the victim of a crime lack of time or money, family problems, illness, moving home relationships, marriage, driving in heavy traffic or fear of an accident etc. The objective of the study was to assess the level of stress and various type of coping strategies used to cope up with the stress among the prisoners residing in sub-jail Kaithu after administrating the IEC package. Quantitative research approach was used with pre-experimental one group pre test and post- test design. The sample size of the study was 30. Non-probability convenient sampling technique was used for selection of sample. The study showed the pre-test mean score of stress level was 45.3 and score of coping strategies used was 34.43 and post-test mean score of stress level was 45.93 and coping strategies was 36.36 then the comparison of pre test and post test score was done by using “t” test and the value of stress level and coping strategies was 6.129 and 29.3 which is considered to be highly significant. So the researchers reject the null hypothesis. The findings of the study showed the main decrease in the stress level and use of more positive stress coping strategies among the prisoners residing in sub-jail Kaithu.