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Stress and Coping Strategies among Orphan Childrens

Bhuvaneswari Devi, V. Srikanth Reddy


In the present study an attempt is made to compare stress and coping strategies among orphan boys and girls. The sample of the present study consists of 400 secondary school students taken from different schools and orphanages. The age of the sample ranges from 13 to 17 years with mean age of 15 years. Purposive sampling technique was used. For assessment of stress and coping strategies among orphan children, Sources and Intensity of Stress scale developed by Reddy and Reddy (2005) was used and Identification of Coping Strategies in Children adopted by Reddy and Reddy (2005) was used. For studying the difference between the groups t-test was used. The results reveal that orphan boys have experienced more stress due to psychological, educational and social causes of stress and orphan girls used more of emotional focused coping. 


Stress, Coping, Orphan Boys and Girls

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