Academic stress in children and adolescents has been recognized as one of the most common areas of pediatric psychopathology. Highest suicide rate in Tamilnadu due to exam pressure among adolescents. The aerobic dance movement therapy is a type of psychotherapy that uses the rhythmic body movements to relieve stress and improve the social, cognitive, emotional and physical development of the individual. Based on this concept the study was conducted. The main aim of the study is to determine the effectiveness of aerobic dance movement therapy on academic stress among adolescents selected school at Kancheepuram district, Tamilnadu. Quasi experimental non equalent pre-test, post-test control group design was used. There are 268 students screened by the academic stress scale was developed by Dr.BalajiRao (2013) out of which 170 adolescents who had slightly stress, and moderate stress were selected 88 in study group and 82 in control group and the intervention was given for one month followed by the post test was conducted. The analysis revealed that comparison of post test of study and control group mean and SD value of adolescents academic stress was found to be statistically highly significant with t= 6.14 at p<0.0001∗∗.
- Academic stress
- Aerobic dance movement therapy
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