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Assessment of Stress Awareness level among Professionals of district Rohtak, Haryana, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Home Science, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 4, Issue (8), Pages 27-32, August,10 (2015)


Stress is so imbibed in us that it has become lifestyle itself. More successful we are, more stressed we are. Stress is of two types: eustress and distress. The present study was conducted to assess the level of stress awareness among professionals. The locale selected for the study was Rohtak city in Haryana, India. Purposive random sampling technique was used to select one hundred three subjects (aged 30-60 years) belonging to different professions i.e. doctor (n=22), nurse (n=15), banker (n=24) and professors (n=42). Data was collected by using questionnaire cum interview method. Stress awareness level was assessed through a self-designed questionnaire. Supplied questionnaire contained the list of questions pertaining to stress, its types, causes, symptoms and different coping techniques. Average stress awareness level of bankers (19.54+3.20) was followed by nurses (18.93+2.46), professors (18.36+3.53) and doctors (17.64+4.51). Analysis of variance further showed that there was no significant difference in the stress awareness level of different professionals i.e. professors, nurses, doctors and bankers, F (3, 99) =1.19, p=0.32. Stress awareness level of all professionals was more or less similar. Although majority of respondents were aware of stress management techniques, yet comparatively lesser fraction of professionals were adopting them to combat stress in their day-to-day work life due to lack of time. Stress management techniques used by respondents were light activities, brisk walk/ yoga/ meditation and eating stress busting food. Amongst all stress management techniques adopted, brisk walk/ yoga/ meditation was made use at maximum followed by light activities and eating stress busting food. However, about one fifth of professional had not adopted any stress management technique.


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