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| Published: June 20, 2017

Mental Health among Adolescents

Dr. R. Sankar

Assistant Professor Department of Psychology Annamalai University Tamil Nadu, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Mohammad Amin Wani

Ph.D Research Scholar, Department of Psychology Annamalai University Tamil Nadu, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Indumathi R

Ph.D Research Scholar, Clinical Psychology Annamalai University Tamil Nadu, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.102/20170403

DOI: 10.25215/0403.102

ABSTRACT

Objective: Mental health refers as the individual’s adjustment with a maximum of effectiveness, satisfaction, happiness and socially considerate behaviour and the ability to face and accept the reality of life. The present research paper explored to study the level of mental health among adolescents. Method: The present study consisted sample of 40 subjects divided in two groups (Boys and Girls) each group has 20 subjects. Further these two groups are equally subdivided into two more age wise (13-15 years and 16-19 years) groups with 10 subjects in each group. Mental Health Scale developed and standardized by Dr. Jagadish was used for the assessment of mental health. For statistical analysis and hypothesis testing mean and t-test was applied. Findings: The findings show that boys have high level of mental health than girls. Results also show that there is significant difference between the mental health scores of boys and girls. While as insignificant difference were found between the mental health scores of 13-15 years and 16-19 years old subjects. Conclusion: On the basis of the findings in the present study we may conclude that gender and age are an influential factor in mental health.

Keywords

Mental health, Gender, Age

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.102/20170403

10.25215/0403.102

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 3, April-June, 2017