Modern world is full of hassles, deadlines, frustrations and demands, where stress is common for everyone. Adolescence is the period in which many changes take place. Sometimes these changes are so sudden that individual cannot cope with them and that causes psychological problems like depression, stress etc. At this time parent and social support is necessary so that adolescents can develop balanced and positive personality.
Objective: The main purpose of the study was to assess the level of stress among adolescents of working and non-working parents in selected schools of Pune city.
Methods and Material: Comparative study design with non-probability- convenience sampling. The sample size was 1000 adolescents from 7th standard to 10th standard. The tool combined of section-I (demographic variable) and section-II Modified Student’s Stress Rating Scale.
Result: The mean, median and SD of stress level in adolescents of working parents is 117.14, 114.5 and 17.92 respectively. The mean, median and SD of stress level in adolescents of non-working parents is 73.54, 74.00 and 7.80 respectively. It is found that 91% 0f adolescents of working parents have moderate stress and 8.60% severe stress, whereas in adolescents of non-working parents there is 32.80% mild and 67.20% moderate stress.
Conclusion: It is conclude that the level of stress is higher in adolescents of working parents in compare to adolescents of non-working parents.