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| Published: December 25, 2016

Lifestyle Patterns and its Association to Perceived Social Support and Self- Efficacy in Adolescent’s Lifestyle

Diya Augustine ,

M.Sc Counselling Psychology, Department of Psychology, Christ University, Bengaluru, India Google Scholar More about the auther

Aneesh Kumar

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Christ University, Bengaluru, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.088/20160401

DOI: 10.25215/0401.088

ABSTRACT

Adolescents form two-thirds of our population. The lifestyle patterns established during early years have an important implication on health and well-being. Hence adolescent’s life style patterns are crucial to understand and study. The objective of the present research article is to understand the association of lifestyle pattern to perceived social support and self - efficacy among adolescents. The sample for the study included 170 adolescent boys and girls from the age group of 16-19 comprising of rural and urban population collected using purposive sampling method. Personal Lifestyle Questionnaire, the Multidimensional Perceived Social Support Scale (MPSS) and the General Self- Efficacy Scale (GSE) were used as research tools. The results of the study helps to understand the life style patterns among adolescents and also the difference in life style patterns across gender and place of living. Also there is relationship between social support and self-efficacy with life style pattern. The study highlights the influence of social and psychological factors in development of lifestyle patterns. The findings also imply that strengthening of healthy life style patterns is possible by effective intervention in psycho-social domain, also health compromising behaviours and life style patterns can also be worked upon in similar ways.
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Diya Augustine @ diya.augustine@psy.christuniversity.in

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ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.088/20160401

DOI: 10.25215/0401.088

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 1, October-December, 2016

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