Impact of Spirituality on Stress: With the Special Reference of Engineering Students of Indian Institute of Technology

Radha Yadav, Ashu Khanna


Spirituality is to ‘know’ who you are and the knowledge of yourself understanding the highest spiritual qualities and attributes which are love, peace, purity and bliss. Spirituality is a resilient and controversial variable that has evidenced an ability to help people better cope with stress.  This empirical research paper attempts to identify the relation between spirituality and stress in the student life. In student life, meaning of the spirituality is different and beyond from the prayer, religion, etc., this paper covered the factors which affect the students and engender the stress.  Four types of indicators are used for measurement of stress such as behavioural indicators, emotional indicator, sleep indicator and personal habits of students. Hypothesis said there is no relation between spirituality, stress and academic life of students. Spirituality is high then stress will be low or if spirituality is low then stress will be high. Data is collected through the questionnaire based on spirituality index and stress index. 75 students have taken as participants to find out the level of spirituality and stress in scale and correlation is used for determine the relation between spirituality and stress. The result showed that there is negative correlation (r = -0.519) between the stress and spirituality of engineering students. Stress indicators showed that emotional indicators and physical indicators are high in girls than boys.

Keywords: Spirituality, faith, stress, supreme power, engineering students


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