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| Published: June 25, 2016

Happiness as Correlates of Mental Well-Being

Shama Rahman ,

Research Scholar Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh Google Scholar More about the auther

Shamim A. Ansari ,

Professor Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh Google Scholar More about the auther

Farzana Parveen

Research Scholar Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.094/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.094

ABSTRACT

The quality of a nation depends upon the good mental health of adolescent students. Though the purpose of my study to explore whether happiness is associated with mental well-being among adolescents. The concept of mental health contains aspect of our emotional, psychological and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease. Happiness is the positive key factor of human daily life and was introduced as a main component of health by the WHO. Happiness is based on a life-long pursuit of meaningful, developmental goals. The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between happiness and mental well-being among adolescent students. For this purpose a sample consisting N=100 adolescent students (male=50 and female=50). Sample was taken from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. Mental well-being scale by Tenant et al. (2007) used to check the mental well-being among adolescents. And Oxford Happiness Questionnaire by psychologist Michael Argyle and Peter Hills (1989) to check the happiness level of adolescent students. Result was analyzed by SPSS software. Positive correlation (r=.670) was found between happiness and mental well-being among adolescent students. Insignificant difference had found between male and female adolescence on happiness level (t=1.207) & mental well-being level (t=.105). Thus, happiness can enhance the mental well-being of a person, which is beneficial for a person’s healthy life style.
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Shama Rahman @ rahmanshama0@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.094/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.094

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 3, April-June, 2016

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