In today's highly competitive world, students face various academic problems including exam
stress, disinterest in attending classes and inability to understand the subject.At school there is
anarray of academic pressure derived from a need for perfection, worry over grades, parental
pressure, competition, sports and class load.Higher secondary students are vulnerable towards
the social environment, including the interactions, social support, social crisis, economic, social
mobilization, communityapproach, the virtual environmentsuch as using the internet and other
social media. The pressure faced by the students results in many stressful situations leading to
anxiety and depression. This paper aims to study anxiety, depression and stress among higher
secondary school students. The objective of the study was to know the level of anxiety,
depression and stress among students of higher secondary students. The study also aims to study
anxiety, depression and stress among students of higher secondary school with respect to gender.
The sample of the study were 50 students of class XI and XII of Bhopal city. The data was
analyzed using percentage, mean, SD and t-test. The findings of the study reveal that there are
very few students from the selected sample who were suffering from severe anxiety, depression
and stress. The effect of gender was not significant in terms of anxiety and depression whereas
significant difference was found in terms of stress among male and female students of higher
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