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Title: Stress and its impacts among students in Makindye division, Kampala district
Authors: Namaganda, Jacent
Keywords: Stress
Makindye division
Kampala district
Issue Date: Sep-2014
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Economics and Management
Abstract: The purpose of the study was to analyze the level of stress among secondary school students in Makindye division, Kampala district. The study was guided by three specific objectives which included i) to establish the causes of stress among secondary school students in Kampala district. ii) to examine the impacts of stress on performance of secondary school students in Makindye division, Kampala district and iii) to examine the strategies that can be used to curb stress among the secondary school students in Makindye division. The study employed a case study research design was used in this study. A case study research design, which involved a careful and complete observation of a single unit, was used to understand the phenomenon. The study findings revealed that school environment seems to be the leading cause of stresses among the students in selected work places in Makindye Division, as it was suggested by 42 percent of the respondents. It was urged that when the students perceives a situation to be strenuous, and is threatening to their wellbeing. Further still, 20 percent of the respondents suggested work overload. 42 percent of the respondents strongly agreed that they Sometimes suffer from Headaches, Chest pain/ palpitations, Backache, Sleeplessness, Neck ache, inability to concentrate, Stomach disorders, 33 percent agreed that they suffer from Headaches, Chest pain/palpitations, Backache, Sleeplessness, Neck ache, Inability to concentrate, It was analyzed that effects of stress in selected secondary schools in Makindye division use formation of good school environment as the best measure to the effects of stress in selected secondary schools as seen by 33percent of the respondents. Lastly the study recommended. There should be effective Policies and Strategies of Solving all Conflicts to avoid unnecessary stress, School administrators should develop diverse but appropriate strategies to resolve and manage stress as they arise before escalating to unmanageable level. Efforts should be made by the managers to occasionally stimulate stress by encouraging divergent views and rewarding staff and unit/department for outstanding performance. Proper communication procedures should he put in place to resolve stress.
Description: A Research Report Submitted To The College Of Humanities And Social Sciences In Partial Fulfillment Of The Requirements For The Award Of Bachelor’s Degree In Business Administration Of Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

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