Background: The global pandemic caused by Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) wreaked havoc the psychological wellbeing of individuals. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated significant changes in teaching–learning procedures in the educational sector in India. The abrupt shift in the teaching learning procedure has perpetuated the mental health issues among students, especially the High School Students appearing for Board examination.
Aim: The present study aims to measure the level of Academic Stress and Resilience among High School Students of two metropolitan cities of Uttar Pradesh in India post Coronavirus pandemic lockdown.
Method: 200 High School Students studying in Co-education Private Schools of Lucknow and Agra city were included in the sample based on the inclusion criteria and exclusion criteria, using purposive sampling method. Scale for Assessing Academic Stress was used to measure the score on different factors of Academic Stress and Brief Resilience Scale was used to measure the Resilience level of High School Students of Lucknow and Agra city.
Results: Findings of the study revealed that Academic Stress differ significantly (P=.004, p<0.05) among male and female High School Students. Significant difference was found in Physical factor (p= 0.05, p<0.05) and Motivational factor (p=0.04, p<0.05) of Academic Stress among High School Students of Lucknow and Agra city. No significant difference was found in total Academic Stress and Resilience of High School Students of Lucknow and Agra city. The study reported a significant negative relationship between factors of Academic Stress (Affective, Social & Interpersonal and Motivational factor) and Resilience.
Keywords: Academic Stress, Resilience, COVID-19, High School Students, Post-pandemic.