An Experimental Study to Assess the Effects of Structured Teaching Programme on Stress Management For The Children Living in Selected Foster Homes, at Hassan, Karnataka


  • Sanjay Joshi



Foster Homes, structured teaching program(STP), Stress management.


Coping resources is one of the most important parts of promoting adaptive psycho physiological responses
involves adapting positive health practice because good health measures can prevent many illnesses. Social
support from family, friends and caregivers also is an important resource for adaptive psycho physiological
A true experimental research study where experimental and Control group pre-test, post-test only design was
used to assess the effects of structured teaching programme on stress management. The data was collected
from 80 foster home children by a lottery method through randomization for experimental group and control
group by using structured interview schedule, the findings revealed that in experimental group the pre-test
mean score was 37.72 and standard deviation=3.96 and in control group mean score= 37.43 and standard
deviation=3.96. In post-test findings the score and standard deviation in the experimental group was mean
score=78.10 and standard deviation= 4.01 and in the control group mean score= 37.90 and standard deviation
=5.00 of the foster home children are having knowledge on stress management, therefore, the pre-test and
post-test score of the experimental group are having mean score=40.38 difference during the assessment
whereas in the control group, the foster home children are only having mean score= .87 difference between
pre-test and post-test assessment. The paired students ‘t’ test value was = 48.5 which is significant at P=0.001
level and the chi-square test shows that there was significant association between post- test knowledge score
in the experimental group.

Author Biography

Sanjay Joshi

Principal, R.R. College of Nursing, Sector-95, Gurugram