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| Published: January 30, 2017

Self Esteem and Well Being among University Going Adolescents: A Gender Perspective

Urvashi ,

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Social Work, Chatrapati Sahuji Maharaj University, Kanpur, India Google Scholar More about the auther

Prashant Srivastava

Psychiatric Social Worker, Dept. of Pediatrics, Child Development Centre, Maulana Azad Medical College and Associated Lok Nayak Hospital and Ph.D. Scholar, Dept. of Social Work, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.034/20170402

DOI: 10.25215/0402.034

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Background: Adolescence is clearly a distinct and change related time in the context of life satisfaction, due to the multitude of biological, psychological, social, and cognitive changes occurring during this phase and global self-esteem may act as an indicator of how adolescents face and manage these challenges, which further may effect on adolescents’ life satisfaction. Healthy self-esteem is the experience of being competent to cope with the basic challenges of life, stress and being worthy of happiness. Many psychological problems such as depression and suicide occur as a result of low self-esteem and confidence.  Aims & Objectives: To assess and compare gender differences among university going adolescents in terms of self-esteem and well-being. Method: 100 university going adolescents (50 male respondents & 50 female respondents) have been included purposively in the study. Semi- Structured Socio Demographic datasheet was used to collect the relevant socio demographic information followed by Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale and PGI General Well Being Measure. Data collected was analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS- 20 version). Result: The study findings highlights significant gender differences among university going adolescents in terms of self-esteem and well-being. Result found that female university going adolescents has less self-esteem and well-being as compared to their male counterparts.
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Urvashi @ 21prashantsrivastava@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.034/20170402

DOI: 10.25215/0402.034

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 2, January-March, 2017

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