Evaluate the Effectiveness of Pranayama on Educational Stress among Adolescents in Selected School at Kanyakumari District

Evangelin Sally Jeyasingh, Rukumani .


Aim: The objective of the current study was to assess the effectiveness of pranayama on educational stress among adolescents. Methods: In a quasi-experimental one-group pretest and posttest design, adolescents between the ages of 12 and 18 were selected using a purposive sampling technique. The self-structured demographic variables and the Educational Stress Scale for Adolescents (ESSA) (Sun J, 2011) were used to assess the pre and post-test levels of educational stress. A structured interview schedule was used to assess the adolescents' level of educational stress. Following the pre-test, samples were given daily pranayama training in a calm and quiet environment. The Pranayama procedure took about 30 minutes to complete. A post-test was performed three months after the intervention. Results: Among the 95 adolescents who participated in the study, the pre-test stress levels were mild (15.8%), moderate (45.3%), and severe (38.9%). The same was reduced in the posttest, with mild being 77.8% and moderate being 22.1%. The severe stress was null. There was a significant difference in educational stress levels before and after Pranayama training (t=27.707; p<.0001). The adolescents' mean score of educational stress before and after Pranayama was 56.7 and 31.4, respectively. The mean reduction was 25.4±8.9. There was a significant association between age, gender, grades, and internet usage; 6.0, 7.3, 11.8 and 13.866, respectively, at P>0.05. The results discovered that pre-educational stress was decreased after Pranayama training. Conclusion: Educational stress is inevitable for school-age adolescents in today's highly competitive world. In accordance with the study findings, Pranayama practice reduces stress, as evidenced by a significant reduction in educational stress.

Keywords: Educational Stress, Stress, Adolescents, Pranayama

DOI: 10.7176/JHMN/102-07

Publication date:September 30th 2022


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