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APPENDICES
APPENDIX A

ACADEMIC STRESS SCALE


This scale consists of 40 items describing the stress in your
institution/ college life from the various sources. The level of stress
you feel for each item can be indicated by marking a mark in the
bracket given against each statement.
If you feel No Stress put a mark in the 1st bracket (NS),
Slight Stress in the 2nd (SS), Moderate Stress in the 3rd (MS), High
Stress in the 4th (HS) and you feel Extreme Stress put a mark in the
5th bracket (ES).
S.No
1.

Statement

NS SS MS HS ES

Teachers make too many extra demands on ( ) ( )

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students.
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Poor interest in some subjects.

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3.

Progress reports to parents

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4.

The teacher is not humours towards us.

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5.

Lack of concentration during study hours.

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Difficulty in remembering all that is studied.

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Worrying about the examinations.

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8.

Lack of self-confidence.

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9.

The teachers do not listen to our ideas.

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10.

Conflict with friends/college authorities.

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11.

Teachers give more punishment in the class.

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12.

Worry about results after examinations.

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13.

Hesitate to ask the teacher for detailed explanation.

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14.

Biased attitude of the teacher.

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15.

Inadequate space or room for study at home.

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16.

Not knowing how to prepare for the examinations.

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17.

Lack of assertiveness (confidence) in the class.

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18.

Lack of opportunity to meet teachers.

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19.

Teacher shows socio-economic status on students.

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20.

Slow in getting along with the curriculum.

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21.

Exam papers are tough and not valued well.

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22.

Unable to complete the assignment in time.

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23.

Lack of communication between teachers and ( ) ( )

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students.
24.

Monotonous (boring or tedious) teaching style by ( ) ( )


the teacher.

25.

Not enough discussion in the class.

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26.

Lack of mutual help among classmates.

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27.

Lack of fluency while speaking the language other ( ) ( )

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than the mother tongue.


28.

Difficulty in public speaking.

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29.

The teacher is fast and does not use blackboard ( ) ( )

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legibly.
30.

Teachers lacking interest in students.

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31.

Examination syllabus is too heavy in some ( ) ( )

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subjects.
32.

Feeling of inferiority.

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33.

Unable to discuss Academic failures with parents.

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34.

Not able to grasp the subject matter.

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35.

Incomplete and confusing study material.

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36.

Eleventh hour preparation for the examinations.

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37.

Importance of the subject matter.

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38.

Difficulty in adjusting with opposite gender.

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39.

Inadequate subject knowledge of the teacher.

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40.

Inadequate lab and library facilities.

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APPENDIX B

ADJUSTMENT STYLES INVENTORY


When some unhappy events happen, people behave in different
ways to adjust it. Listed below are some such ways of managing
distressing events by an ordinary person. Read each statement carefully
and indicate a mark if it applies to you generally. Put a mark if
you accepts the statement Never in the 1st bracket (NE), Very Rarely in
the 2nd bracket (VR), Sometimes in the 3rd bracket (SO), Very Often in
the 4th bracket (VO) and if you accept the statement Always put the
mark in the 5th bracket (AL).
NE VR SO VO AL
1. Hope that things will get better.

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2. Try to maintain some control over


the situation.

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3. Find out more about the situation to that


you can handle it better.
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4. Think through different ways to handle
the situation.
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5. Look at the problem objectively.

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6. Eat, Smoke, chew gum.

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7. Try out different ways of solving the problem


to see which works the best.
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8. Draw on past experience to help you
handle the situation.
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9. Try to find meaning in the situation. ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )

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NE VR SO VO AL
10. Pray, Trust in God.
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11. Got nervous
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12. Worry.
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13. Break the problem down into smaller pieces.
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14. Seek comfort or help from family or friends.
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15. Set specific goals to help solve the problem.
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16. Accept the situation as it is.
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17. Want to be alone.
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18. Laugh it off, figuring that things
could be worse.
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19. Try to put the problem out of your mind.


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20. Day dream, fantasize.
21. Get prepared to expect the worst.

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22. Talk the problem over someone who has


been in the same type of situation.
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23. Actively try to change the situation. ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
24. Get mad, curse, swear.

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25. Cry, get depressed.

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26. Go to sleep, figuring things will look


better in the morning.
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27. Dont worry about it; everything will
probably work out fine.
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28. Withdraw from the situation.

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29. Work off tension with physical activity.( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )


30. Settle for the next best thing.

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31. Take out your tension on someone or


something else.
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32. Drink alcoholic beverages.

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33. Resign yourself to the situation because


things look hopeless.
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34. Do nothing in the hope that the problem
will take care of itself.
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35. Resign yourself to the situation because
it is your life.
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36. Do nothing just to do something.

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37. Blame someone else for your problems.( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )


38. Meditation, Yoga, bio-feedback.

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39. Let someone else solve the problem. ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )


40. Take drugs.

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APPENDIX C
STUDY HABITS INVENTORY
You are asked to state your habits with regard to these items, in
accordance with what yourself are in the habit of doing. Please answer
all the questions. After each statement, you will find three alternatives
viz., Rarely Sometimes Often. Please put a mark in the bracket
which you feel most nearly describes the truth of the statement in your
own case now.
Rarely Sometimes Often
1. I have to re-read material several times
the words dont have much meaning the
first time I go over them.
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2. I have trouble picking out the important


points in material read or studied; tend to
take down material which turns out to be
unimportant.
( )

3. I go back and recite to myself the material


studied-rechecking any points I find
doubtful.
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6. I find it hard to keep my mind on what I am


studying-dont know what I have been
reading about when I get through.
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7. I have a tendency to day-dream when


trying to study.
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4. I pronounce the words to myself as I read.


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5. I miss important points in the lecture while
copying down notes on something which has
gone before.
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Rarely Sometimes Often


8. It takes me sometime to get settled and
warmed up to the task of study.
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9. I have to wait for the mood to strike me


or for an inspection before starting a task;
I am likely to waste time.
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10. My study periods are often too short for me


to get warmed up and concentrated. ( )

11. My time is unwisely disturbed; I spend too


much time on something and not enough
on others.
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12. My periods of study are interrupted by outside


interference such as telephone calls, visitors
and distracting noises.
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13. I find it hard to force myself to finish work


by a certain time under pressure; work is
unfinished, inferior or not on time. ( )

14. I study with others rather than my-self.(

15. My enjoyment of loafing (spending time ideally),


bull-seasons (amusing and illogical use of words)
or chewing that fat, interferes with my study. ( ) (

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16. I spend too much time reading fiction, going to


cinemas etc., for the good of my college work. (

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17. Too much social life interferes with school


success-dances, dates and trips.
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18. I get fussed (annoy or disturbed) and


nervous on exams blow up and cant do
myself justice or tell what I know.
( )

19. I plan out in my mind the answer to a


subjective or essay type of examination
question before starting to write the answer. (

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Rarely Sometimes Often


20. I finish my examination papers and turn
them in before time is called on the
examination.
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21. I try to get each point as I go over it, rather


than to go on at the time and them go back
later to clear up doubtful points.
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22. I try to summarize, classify and


systematize the facts learned; associating
then with previously learned material and
facts.
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23. I try to do some over-learning, working


beyond the point of immediate memory
or recall.
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24. I find myself too tired, sleepy and listless


to study efficiently.
( )

25. Dislike of certain courses and teachers


interferes with my school success. (

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APPENDIX D

MENTAL HEALTH INVENTORY


You have got four alternatives to respond each of the statements.
Choose any one of the four alternative responses, i.e. Always Most of
Times Sometimes Never, which most suitably indicate the
frequency of your feelings and views.
Always Most Sometimes Never
of times

1. I feel lack of confidence.

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2. I get excited very easily.

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3. I am not able to take quick decision on


any subject.
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4. I have affection and attachment with


my neighbours.
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5. I mould myself according to the


circumstances.

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6. I feel that I am losing self-respect.

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7. I use too worry even about trivial matter


for a long time.
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8. I am not able to take decision about my


next step.
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9. I hesitate in meeting with others.

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10. I do my duty well even in adverse


circumstances.

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11. I feel that I am not able to fully utilize my


abilities in performing my different duties.
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12.In adverse circumstances, I act without


keeping in view of the real facts.
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13. I feel irritated.

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14. I feel to be insecure.

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15. I am much worried about my responsibilities.


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16. I feel depressed / dejected.

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17. I play important role in social ceremonies.


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18. I utilize my reasoning even in difficult times.


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19. I feel that my relations with others are not


satisfactory.
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20. My responsibilities are like burden to me.


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21. I suffer from inferiority complex.

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22. I am used to be lost in the world of


imagination.

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23. I am anxious about my future.

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24. My friends / relatives remain ready to help


me in the different times.
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25. I make definite plans about my future.( )

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26. I am enraged even by the slightest


unfavourable talks.

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27. I take decision easily even in difficult


circumstances.
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28. I am not able to behave in such a ways as


my friends expect from me.
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29. I am satisfied with most of the aspects


of my life.
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30. My friends and relatives hale respect for me.


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31. My confidence varies highly in quantity.( )

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32. I am always ready to fight the problems.( )

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33. I make impressions about people or issue


even in absence of facts and grounds. ( )

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34. I am not able to concentrate fully in


my works.
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35. I feel inclined towards opposite sex. ( )

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36. I solve my problems myself.

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37. I fully co-operate in the important functions


of my community.
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38. I am perplexed (puzzled or confused) with


my contradictory thoughts.
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39. I take decisions on the basis of facts even


though they are contrary to my wish. ( )

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40. I am not able to continue any task for long.


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41. I feel myself secured amidst


(among / in the middle of) my friends.( )

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42. I do not become hopeless even when I fail.


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43. I consider myself useful for society. ( )

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44. I aspire for something without having in


view of my short comings.
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45. Even reasonable arguments do not


influence me.

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46. I am not able to take such decision,


as I want to take.

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47. I am afraid of imaginary calamities. ( )

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48. I feel that this world is a place good


enough for passing life.
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49. I feel full of enthusiasm to thing that I will


certainly achieve my objectives.
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50. I do not get disappointed with the common


worries of daily life.
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51. My mood changes momentarily.

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52. I myself decide what and how I should do.


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53. I feel that my intimacy with my group


community is increasing gradually. ( )

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54. I feel pleasure in taking responsibilities.( )

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APPENDIX E

PERSONAL DATA SHEET


Dear Teacher trainee,
This is in connection with a research work on academic stress
and adjustment styles of teacher training students. Here are some
questionnaires, which are concerned with your studies. Please read
each statement carefully in terms of its contribution to your feelings
and put a mark in any one of the brackets given against the
statement.
Please answer all the items. There is no right or wrong answer.
What you feel in your studies is the right answer. This is purely for
research purpose and all the information will be kept confidential.
Please give your opinion correctly.
Accurate Information is the backbone of any useful research work
I will be ever grateful for your help.
R. BALAJI RAO
M.Sc., M.Ed.,
Lecturer,
DIET: : PALLIPADU
Nellore District.

PERSONAL DATA
1. Name of the teacher trainee
2. Gender
3. Group studied in Intermediate
4. Native Place
5. Caste
6. Religion
7. Type of family
8. Are you suffering from any type
of hanidcapness:
9. Why you have in this course

:
: Boy / Girl
: M.P.C/ Bi.P.C. / C.E.C / H.E.C
: Rural / Urban
: SC / ST / BC / OC
:Hindu/Muslim/Christian/Others
: Joint Family / Nuclear Family
: Yes / No
: Self interest /By the force of
others