To assess stress level and coping strategies among grandparents who are rearing grandchild of employed parents.
Recent changes in family and society have meant that the roles grandparents take on have changed. Many grandparents are playing a bigger and more responsible part of grandchild care than they may have expected, which means additional pressures on their time, their health and their finances. The increasing importance of grandparents, particularly as cares for children, has positive effects for society as a whole and needs support to continue to be effective. Objective to assess the level of stress and coping strategies among grandparents regarding rearing of the grandchild who have employed parents and to associate the findings with demographic variables.
Materials and Methods: The study adopted Non-Experimental Descriptive design carried out among 300 grandparents. Non-probability purposive sampling technique was used and was statically analysed after collecting the data through structured questionnaire for assessing the level of stress and coping strategies among grandparents regarding rearing of their grandchildren who have employed parents. Ethical clearance was taken from the Institutional ethics committee. Data analysis was done using descriptive statistics.
Results: The level of stress among majority 74% of grandparents regarding rearing of their grandchildren have moderate stress whereas 23%have low stress and 3% are having high stress with mean of 35.9 and SD of 6.24. Coping strategies among majority 77.67% grandparents regarding rearing of their grandchildren have moderate coping level whereas 16.33% have high coping level and 6% are having low coping level.