Relationship between Resilience and Stress in high school female students

  • Sonam, Malika Sharma


Background: Academic stress involves mental distress regarding anticipated academic challenges or failure or even an awareness of the possibility of academic failure. Stress and Anxiety has substantial negative effects on children’s social, emotional and academic success. Ego resilience is understood as an active process incorporating positive adaptation within the context of serious harsh conditions. Resilience appears to be particularly significant to adolescents’ life satisfaction that mirror’s conscious inner pleasant experiences which inspire them to pursue their objectives and helping students to live a fulfilling, and satisfactory life.

Aim: The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between perceived stress and ego resilience among Government high school’s female students.

Subject: 30 Female students, age ranges from 16-18 year from humanities stream of class 12th from a Senior Secondary Govt. School, Delhi were randomly selected as sample for this study.

Tool: Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) and Ego Resilience Scale (ERS) were used in this study.

Result: Correlation shows that there is negative correlation at intermediate level, between Perceived Stress and Ego Resilience which is strongly statistically significant (r = -.649,   n = 30, p = .00). In this study correlation is significant at 0.05 level but it is also significant at 0.01 level.

Conclusion: This study concludes that there is statistically significant intermediated negative correlation between ego resilience and perceived stress which shows higher the ego resilience, lower the stress.