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Original Research Article

Year: 2018 | Month: February | Volume: 8 | Issue: 2 | Pages: 171-177

Impacts of Mentor’s Strategic Communication on Adjustment Problems among Adolescents

Arun Varghese1, Hemavathy2, Kanchana3, Rajesh Kumar4

1Nursing Tutor, 4Assistant Professor,
College of Nursing, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Rishikesh, Uttarakhand-249203
2Professor, Department of mental health nursing, Omayal Achi College of Nursing Chennai-600066.
3Professor, Principal and Research Director, Omayal Achi College of Nursing Chennai-600066.

Corresponding Author: Arun Varghese


Introduction: Adolescence is the period of rapid changes in physical and mental state. Rapid storm of physiological changes brigs a great deal of stress and adjustment difficulties. It represents one of the critical transitions in the life span with a wide range of adjustment and mental health problems. The present study is aimed to assess the impact of Mentor’s Strategic Communication on adjustment problems among adolescents.
Methodology: A quasi experimental non-equivalent control group design was chosen to assess the impact of Mentor’s Strategic Communication by using Self developed Adjustment Inventory among 60 adolescents (30 each experimental and control group) with mild and moderate adjustment problems at selected schools, Kerala. The Samples were selected based on simple random sampling. Appropriate descriptive & inferential statistics was applied to compute the results.
Results: Finding reveals that out of 30 students, 70% reported moderate adjustment problems while 30% were in mild adjustment issues in experimental group. There was a significant difference for adjustment problems among experimental and control group after Mentor’s strategic communication (p<0.001). Further, number of siblings (p<0.032) and education status of father (p<0.008) found significant association to adjustment problems among schools going adolescents.
Conclusion: The results of the study revealed that majority of adolescents face adjustment problems and Mentor’s strategic communication had significant impact on improvement in adjustment problems. A planned and timely infusion of mentorship strategy may help them to deal with their day to day adjustment problems and help them to focus in studies in a better way.

Key words: Adolescence, Adjustment problems, coping, stress, behavioural problems

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