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A Study to Assess the Level of Stress and Coping Skills among Visually Impaired Children in Selected Blind School of Kamrup District, Assam

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.11, No. 3)

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Page : 104-111

Keywords : Visual impairment; Stress; Coping skills;

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Background and Objectives: Stress is the most common emotional disturbance that is experienced by people as well as children. It is mostly related with tension, anxiety, worry and pressure. Blind and visual disability is the most attemptable problem all over the world. Method: A quantitative research approach with non-experimental descriptive research design.50 visually impaired children were selected using non probability purposive sampling technique. The study was conducted in Guwahati Blind High School, Latakata, Basistha, Guwahati, Assam. The tool for the data collection was interview structured questionnaire (socio-demographic variable and clinical profile). Perceived Stress Scale and Pro-active Coping Inventory Scale were to assess the level of stress and coping skills. Results: The majority of visually impaired children had moderate stress and majority of them had good coping skills. The study revealed that there is week positive correlation between stress and coping skills among visually impaired children. The present study also revealed that there is association between stress and coping skills with socio-demographic variables. Conclusion: The findings of the study are consistent with the literature and have support from the other studies.

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