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| Published: September 25, 2015

Effectiveness of Parent Occupation on Mental Health, Self-Esteem, and Subjective Well-Being among College Students

Maryam Farhang ,

Department of Psychology, Ph.D. scholar of Kerala University, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

Dr. H. Sam SanandaRaj

Former Professor & Head, Department of psychology, University of Kerala, Kariavattom, Trivandrum, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.071/20150204

DOI: 10.25215/0204.071

ABSTRACT

The present study has been carried out with the aim of investigating the college students mental health status (and its subscales likewise, attitude toward the self, self-actualization, integration, autonomy, perception of reality, environmental mastery), self-esteem, and subjective well-being based on their parents occupation. The sample of the study consisted of 750 college students studying in different college of Visakhapatnam city (India), selected through stratified sampling method. In order to collect data, the Mental Health status, (M.H.S. Scale) by P. Gireesan & Sananda Raj,(1988), Self-Esteem Inventory by Thomas, & Sananda Raj, and Subjective Well-Being Inventory, by Suhany, B, T &Sananda Raj, (2002) and personal information schedule, were used. The data were analyzed using One way ANOVA as well as Duncan test. The result indicated that College students, whose; their father’s Occupation comes in Semi professional category had higher level of mental health, self-actualization, integration, perception of reality, and environmental mastery than others. College students, whose; their father’s Occupation comes in High professional category had higher level of subjective well-being than others. College students, whose; their Mother’s Occupation comes in semi professional category had more mental health, self-actualization, perception of reality, than others. College students, whose; their Mother’s Occupation comes in High professional category had more integration, and environmental mastery than others.
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Maryam Farhang @ farhangmaryam.psy@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.071/20150204

DOI: 10.25215/0204.071

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Published in   Volume 02, Issue 4, July-September, 2015

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