To assess the level of perceived stress on post graduate students of G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and TechnologyPantnagar Journal of Research, Volume - 18, Issue - 2 ( May-August, 2020)
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Stress refers to the perceived or actual threat on physical and/or psychological homeostasis of the human body. Disrupted homeostasis elicits the so called "stress response" , meaning the activation of central and peripheral neuroendocrine mechanisms responsible for various adaptive responses and behaviors. PSS was originally developed as a 14-item scale that assess the perception of stressful experiences by asking the respondent to rate the frequency of his/her feelings and thoughts related to events and situations that occurred over the previous month. The purpose of this study was to measure the level of perceived stress among the students of Post Graduation. The study used a convenience sample of female and male college students. For taking the data, a scale for measuring the perceived stress level was adopted. PSS assess the perception of stressful experiences by asking the respondent to rate the frequency of his/her feelings and thoughts related to events and situations that occurred over the previous month. Majority of the respondents agreed that they often perceived stress because of something that happened unexpectedly in the last month, they were unable to control the important things in their life, they were not confident enough to handle their personal problems or being unable to control irritations etc. Students often perceived stress when things were out of their control or they found it difficult to pile the things up because of uncontrollable situations.
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