Comparative Study

| Published: September 25, 2016

A Comparative Study of Mental Health of Normal and Visually Challenged Adolescents

Dr. Asma Parveen

Associate professor, Department of psychology AMU. Aligarh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Sufiya Khan

Research scholar, Dept. of psychology, AMU Aligarh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.038/20160304

DOI: 10.25215/0304.038


Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and absence of disease. According to world health organization (WHO) mental health is a form of well-being where a person can recognize his / her own power, can overcome their daily stressful life and able to contribute his or her own society. Adolescence is a developmental period characterized by many hormonal changes, brain, and physical development, emotional and behavioral development. Mentally healthy children and adolescents enjoy their lives positively; they function well at home, school and their community. While visually impaired (absence of visual ability or loss of perception of visual stimuli) adolescents experience severe psychological and behavioral problems especially during adolescent period. The objective of the present study is to compare the normal and visually challenged adolescents in terms of mental health. For measuring the mental health of both groups well-being scale (WEMWBS) was administered. The data was collected from blind school (Ahmadi school) and Aligarh Public School (N=100). For the statistical analysis t test was used. The result of this study revealed that there was a significant difference between both the groups of normal and visually challenged adolescents on mental health.

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 4, July-September, 2016