Association of Academic Performance and load with Depression, Anxiety and Stress among School going Students (9th-12th class) of District Amritsar: A Cross Sectional Study.
Keywords:Stress, anxiety, depression, academic performance, academic satisfaction, parental satisfaction.
Background: Adolescence is a ripe stage where the onset of many psychiatric illnesses increases sharply. Identification of
factors making adolescent population vulnerable to disturbed mental health is of high public health importance.
Materials and methods: A cross sectional study was conducted among students of 9th -12th class of government and
private schools of urban and rural areas of Amritsar. Sample size was calculated using formula N > 4pq/ d2. Data was
collected during the period of one year. Pre tested, semi structured questionnaire and DASS -21 scale were used. Chi
squared tests were applied and statistical analysis was conducted using Epi-Info. P value <0.05 was considered to be
Results: The prevalence of Stress, Anxiety and Depression was found to be 53%, 58% and 54%
respectively having significant associations with academic performance, excessive homework,
performance satisfaction among self & parents and comparison by parents.
Conclusion –Stress, anxiety and depression were associated with factors like academic performance, academic load, performance satisfaction by self and parents and other parental factors. There is need to provide a healthy and supportive school as well as home environment to reduce the risk of stress, anxiety and depression among adolescents.
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