Effect of Bibliotherapy on Stress among Children at selected Orphanages, Coimbatore

Hridya, P V (2014) Effect of Bibliotherapy on Stress among Children at selected Orphanages, Coimbatore. Masters thesis, College of Nursing, Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Paramedical Sciences, Coimbatore.


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Children are most likely to have physical, psychological and social problems. Stress is an important psychological problem more commonly seen in children and orphan children face immense stress due to complex needs. An interventional study was conducted to assess the effect of Bibliotherapy on the level of stress among children at selected orphanages. Pre-experimental one group pretest- posttest design was used to conduct the study. The sampling technique adopted for the study was purposive sampling. The level of stress was assessed by the structured stress assessment questionnaire. Forty five children between the age group of 10-13 years of Don Bosco Anpuillam and Maryalaya orphanage who were having stress were included in the study. Bibliotherapy was administered for thirty days and posttest was done on the last day by using the same structured stress assessment questionnaire. Paired‘t’ test was used to assess the effect of Bibliotherapy on stress among children at selected orphanages. The result showed that the mean scores of stress before and after Bibliotherapy were, 59.33 and 39.68 with the standard deviation of 13.07 and 8.07 respectively. The calculated ‘t’ value 8.10 was compared with the table value (3.526) at 0.001 level of significance. The calculated ‘t’ value is greater than the table value. Thus the research hypothesis was accepted which shows that there is a significant difference in the level of stress of the children at selected orphanages before and after implementation of Bibliotherapy. Hence it is concluded that Bibliotherapy can be implemented for reduction of stress among children between 10-13 years of age at orphanages.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bibliotherapy, Stress, Children, Selected Orphanages, Coimbatore.
Subjects: NURSING > Paediatric Nursing
Depositing User: Ramakrishnan J
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2017 06:23
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2020 13:55
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/1468

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