The adjustment problems and their coping strategies among adolescents residing in orphanages in selected areas at Madurai, Tamilnadu.

Meribha Christy, C (2010) The adjustment problems and their coping strategies among adolescents residing in orphanages in selected areas at Madurai, Tamilnadu. Masters thesis, Matha College of Nursing, Manamadurai.

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Abstract

A study to assess the adjustment problems and their coping strategies among adolescence residing in orphanages at Christian mission service, Kallupatti, Madurai and Niomi Anbu Illam, Samayanalloor, Madurai, Tamilnadu. Descriptive study design was used. The sample size is 100 and purposive sampling technique was used. OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 1. To find out the adjustment problems of adolescence residing in orphanages. 2. To find out the level of coping strategies of adolescence residing in orphanages 3. To determine the correlation between the adjustment problems and coping strategies of adolescence residing in orphanages. 4. To find out the association between adjustment problems of adolescence residing at orphanages with demographic variables such as age, sex, education, religion, dietary habits, interest and hobbies, favourite subject, most admirable person, favourite colour and blood group. 5. To find out the association between coping strategies of adolescence residing at orphanages with demographic variables such as age, sex, education, religion, dietary habits, interest and hobbies, favourite subject, most admirable person, favourite colour and blood group. HYPOTHESIS: H1: There will be a relationship between adjustment problems and coping strategies among adolescents residing in orphanages. H2:There will be a significant association between the adjustment problems of adolescents residing in orphanages with selected demographic variables such as age, sex, education, religion, dietary habits, interest and hobbies, favourite subject and admirable persons, favourite colour and blood group. H3:There will be a significant association between the coping strategies of adolescents residing in orphanages with selected demographic variables such as age, sex, education, religion, dietary habits, interest and hobbies, favourite subject and admirable persons, favourite colour and blood group. A descriptive research method was undertaken to assess the level of adjustment problems and their coping strategies among adolescents residing in orphanages. The study was conducted at Christian Mission Service, Kallupatti, Madurai and Niomi Anbu Illam, Samayanalloor, Madurai. The data were collected from 100 adolescents who fulfill led the inclusion criteria by purposive convenient sampling technique. The research tool consisted of demographic data, modified Bell’s adjustment inventory, modified coping checklist (Rao, Subbhakrishna and Prabhu). The tools were found valid and reliable through pilot study. The planned health education, counseling, group therapy was given regarding adjustment problems and their coping strategies to the adolescence. The review of literature enabled the investigator to develop the conceptual framework. The study was based on Sister Callista Roy’s adaptation model to assess the adjustment problems and coping strategies of adolescents residing in orphanages. MAJOR FINDINGS OF THE STUDY The study findings show that: It was found that 27% of adolescents were in the age between 12-13 years, 33% were 14-15 years, 33% were 14-15 years, and 40% were 16-18 years adolescents. Regarding sex, 80% of adolescents were males, and 20% were females. Among Religion, majority (85%) of adolescents was Christians and 15% adolescents were Hindus. In dietary habits of adolescents reveals that 94% were non-vegetarian and 6% were vegetarian. Majority (87%) of adolescents admired by parents, 12% were friends and only 1% adolescents like teachers and none of them admired by guardians. The result shows that the level of adjustment problems inorder mild level of adjustment (17%), moderate level of adjustment (71%), severe adjustment problems (12%). The result reveals that the coping strategies of adolescents inorder moderate level (77%), satisfied level (10%), and 13% of adolescents had inadequate level of coping. There is a positive correlation between the adjustment problems and their coping strategies among adolescents residing in orphanages. There is no association between adjustment problem and demographic variables such as sex, religion, interest and hobbies, most admirable person, favorite colour blood group. But there is a significant association between adjustment problems and demographic variables such as age, educational status, dietary habits, and favourite subject. There is no association between coping and demographic variables such as age, sex, educational status, religion, dietary habits, favourite subject, and favourite colour. There is a significant association between coping strategies and demographic variables such as interest and hobbies, most admirable person, and blood group.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coping Strategies among Adolescents; Orphanages; Madurai
Subjects: NURSING > Psychiatric Nursing
Depositing User: Ramakrishnan J
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2018 11:56
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2018 11:56
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/5484

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