International Journal of Education and Psychological Research
(Print and Online Peer Reviewed Journal)
Authors: Dr. Kamala D. Bharadwaj
Stress is a part of modern life and with increasing complexity of life, stress is likely to increase. Stress is the bodyâ€™s reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or response. Stress is a process that occurs in reaction to events or situation in our environment termed as stressors. Small amount of stress may be desired, beneficial and even healthy. This study is an attempt to examine and compare the management of stress among working and non-working women. It was hypothesized that there is no significant difference between working and non-working womenin their ability to manage stress. For this purpose, a sample of 50 women, 25 working and 25 non-working, ages between 25-35 years, was selected randomly from various colonies of Haldwani city. The data were collected using the stress management scale constructed by Dr. Vandana Kaushik and Dr. Namrata AroraCharpe; and analysed by calculating mean, SD andâ€˜tâ€™. The result shows that the mean of working women is 114.2 and of non-working women is 106.4; and the SDs of both the groups are 25.23and 33.56 respectively. The value of â€˜tâ€™ at 0.01 level of significance is 2.68and at 0.05 level of significance it is 2.01. Hence, the obtained value ofâ€˜tâ€™ (0.35) is not found significant either at 0.01 or 0.05 level of significance.