A Study on Psychological Distress and Stress Resilience of MSW students in Delhi NCR

  • Vanita Godara Research Scholar, School of Social Work, Social Work Indira Gandhi Opern University,, New Delhi, India
  • N. Ramya Assistant Professor, School of Social Work Social Work Indira Gandhi Opern University, New Delhi, India
Keywords: Psychological Distress, Stress Resilience, Stressors, Stress Symptoms, Background Characteristics


Aim: To find out the level of psychological distress and stress resilience and the relationship between psychological distress, stress resilience and background characteristics of MSW students in Delhi-NCR.
Method: The sample size is 297 (male-123 and female-174) by adopting non-probability purposive method. A survey among the Master of social work students (first year and second year) of four Universities in Delhi-NCR was carried out.
Result: The result shows overall medium level of psychological distress and stress resilience.

Conclusion: The dimensions of psychological distress and stress resilience are influenced by the background characteristics of the respondents. It shows that there is a need for the appropriate interventions particularly amongst the 1st Yearr MSW students and include components for effective stress management and stress resilience by introducing changes in curriculum.

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