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International Journal of Current Research and Academic Review-e-iSSN - 2347 - 3215

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Abstract                 Volume:6  Issue-8  Year-2018          Original Research Articles

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Coping Strategies of Preadolescent Girls with Early Puberty
K.M. Jolly1* and Molly Babu2
1Mar Sleeva College of Nursing, Palai, Cherpumkal, Kottayam, Kerala, India
2Obstetrical Nursing Department, R.A.K College Nursing, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi, India
*Corresponding author

The preadolescent girls who experiences puberty earlier, compared to their peers feel more stressed as they have to adjust with the new changes in their body and mind. Coping strategies may act as mediators of stress that may aid or inhibit positive adolescent adaptation. Coping is individual capacity to deal and manage with various stressors of life. It is an essential aspect of regulation of emotions. Learning effective coping skills may help the girls to overcome the stress of pubertal changes. The aim of the study was to identify the coping strategies used by preadolescent girls with early puberty. Purposive sampling technique was used to collect data from preadolescent girls studying in 5-7th standards of rural schools in Kottayam District. The results of the present study reveal that the preadolescent girls used coping strategies to a different extent. Avoidance coping strategies shows the highest average score (M= 24.90, SD=6.058), followed by Active coping strategies score (M= 49.13, SD=6.397). The lowest scores are obtained by Support Seeking Strategies (M=16.39, SD=4.736). Considering the sub scale dimensions, Wishful thinking has highest mean percentage scores followed by Seeking understanding. Physical Release of Emotion (44.31) and Support for Feeling (44.56) scored comparatively less.

Keywords: Early puberty; Preadolescent girls; Menarche; Stress; Coping strategies
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How to cite this article:

Jolly, K.M. and Molly Babu. 2018. Coping Strategies of Preadolescent Girls with Early Puberty.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 6(8): 62-66
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2018.608.006