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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 106-111

Effectiveness of self-reflection enhancement strategy on self-concept and skill of coping with stress among upper primary school students

Department of Education, Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod, Kerala, India

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Prof. M N. Mohamedunni Alias Musthafa
Department of Education, Central University of Kerala, Periya, Kasaragod - 671 320, Kerala
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jacs.jacs_33_22

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Introduction: Swami Vivekananda is the symbol of the self-concept who has propagated the Indian Knowledge System in western countries. His life philosophy become more relevant during the pandemic period when people are distressed due to various adversities. In the present study, a strategy was developed based on the philosophy and methodology of Swami Vivekananda to improve the self-concept and skill of coping with stress among upper primary school students. Materials and Methods: 240 sixth-standard students were selected as the sample. Students were allotted four classes and two classes were randomly assigned as the experimental group and two as the control group. Assessments were done using the Self-Concept Rating Scale (SCRS) and The Pandemic Stress Coping Scale (PSCS). The experiment group was treated with the Self-Reflection Enhancement Strategy (SRES) for one month. Discussion: The experimental groups have improved their self-concept P =0.05) and stress coping skills (P =0.05) compared to the control group. Conclusion: The Self-Reflection Enhancement Strategy is found to be very much effective in enhancing the self-concept and coping skills among students.

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