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Activity Pattern, Rest and Stress of Children

Author Affiliations

  • 1Kesava Dev Road, Mudavanmugal Poojapura, Trivandrum-695012, Kerala, INDIA
  • 2Dept. of Home Science, Kerala Agricultural College, Trivandrum, Kerala, INDIA

Res. J. Family, Community and Consumer Sci., Volume 2, Issue (5), Pages 1-7, June,27 (2014)


The nature of children’s recreational pursuits has changed dramatically over the last few decades. Formerly children used to spend much of their recreational time engaged in active outdoor play, but with the emergence of television, computer games and the internet children are now spending much more of their free time engaged in sedentary pursuits. Earlier Stress and stress related problems were more common among adults than children. But studies indicate that today stress levels among children are also going up dangerously. Amongst the many factors like the pressure of academic or co curricular activities, sedentary lifestyle of today's children is also indicated as a cause for their stress. Hence this study was formulated to understand the stress level of children, their activity pattern and the relationship between the two factors.


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