A STUDY ON EXAMINATION STRESS AMONG HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN DHANBAD DISTRICT OF JHARKHAND
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Examination stress is one of the most common features of higher secondary students which they face in their academic life. Higher secondary stage happens to be crucial stage of education in India as it determines the future path of the students. This study investigated differences if any in the level of examination stress experienced by the students in terms of their gender, locality and stream of study. Stratified random sampling technique was used for data collection. Results of the study showed that there exists a significant difference between the examination stress of male and female students and between rural and urban students. It was also found that students of Arts
stream experience significantly higher level of examination stress as compared to students of Science and Commerce streams. However, no significant difference was found in the examination stress level of the students of Science and Commerce stream.
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