Mental Health in Realtion to Academic Stress among Adolescents

By Sandhu, Paramjit Kaur; Rajpal, Binny | International Journal of Education and Management Studies, December 2015 | Go to article overview

Mental Health in Realtion to Academic Stress among Adolescents


Sandhu, Paramjit Kaur, Rajpal, Binny, International Journal of Education and Management Studies


Adolescence is an intriguing stage of development filled with many physical, cognitive, social, and emotional changes. At the same time, the increase in academic demands and the complexity of the school structure make the task of academic success for adolescents even more difficult. They feel a sense of emotional strain, tension and anxiety at times. Thus, adolescents are frequently troubled with the daily problems. Stress that starts from school can affect their home life and reverse in some cases.Excessive concern about errors, in addition to high parental and social expectation leads to depression among them. Many youngsters in today's era believe that they are loved for their grades, honour and abilities only. As a result, they do not allow themselves to fail or make mistakes. When they fail, they are overpowered by the feeling of guilt, which in some cases lead to suicide. Sometimes parents who had brilliant academic record may like their adolescents to match, if not excel that standard, without taking into consideration their aptitudes, interests and abilities. Parents multiplied exceptions from their own children play havoc in their children's lives. Often parents look upon their adolescents as means of achieving their own thwarted ambitions. Children have to fulfil not only their own but also the unfulfilled dreams and wishes of their parents. They feel that every student requires good academic record for getting admission in good and reputed educational institutions or college. (Chopra, 2002).

Another important question is why some children who experience high level of stress show resilience in their school adjustment; a subgroup of high-risk children shows academic success and educational investment in the face of adversity. Many factors may promote such resilience, including personal characteristics of children as well as positive school climates (Guthrie, 2004).

Mental health

Mental health is an index which shows the extent to which the person has been able to meet his environmental demands i.e. social, emotional or physical; and the extent to which he gets himself mentally strained. This mental strain is generally reflected in symptoms like anxiety, tension, restlessness or hopelessness among others. If it is felt too long and too extensively by the person, these symptoms may take a definite form representing a given illness. "Mental health, as such, represents a psychic condition which is characterized by mental peace, harmony and content. It is identified by the absence of disabling and debilitating symptoms, both mental and somatic in person." (Schneider, 1991). The problem of promoting mental health, in the educational context, in a developing country like India, occupies high priority on the agenda for human development. In particular, attaining the goal of mental health for all by AD 2000 is critically related to planning and implementing educational programmes. Also, pursuing education and attaining its goals requires achieving an optimally minimum level of health for the learners and instructors. Any disturbance or disruption in this process is likely to create risks and health hazards. Since the institutions and processes of education are embedded within the broader social, economic and cultural systems, a comprehensive treatment of the issues of mental health in the educational setting cannot be undertaken in isolation from the broader societal context. (Philips, 1992; Ramlingaswami, (1990). As Cutts and Mosley (1941) said that "Mental health is the ability which helps us to seek adjustment in the difficult situation of our life" and in the words of Hadfield (1952), "Mental Health is the full and harmonious functioning of the whole personality." Mental health is generally viewed as a positive attribute, such that a person can reach enhanced levels of mental health.

Academic stress

Stress is a process in which environment events or personal factors posea challenge to the physical or mental health of an individual and in stress the individual tries to face such challenge and save himself from the danger created by this condition. …

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