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| Published: December 22, 2020

A study on depression among adolescents in West Jaintia Hills district, under Thadlaskein block, Meghalaya

Maphibanroy Pale

Msc. Counselling Psychology a student’s of Martin Luther Christian University, Shillong, Meghalaya, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Porsara M.J Kharbhih

Assistant Professor & HOD in the Department of Psychology Martin Luther Christian University, Shillong, Meghalaya, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.103/20200804

DOI: 10.25215/0804.103

ABSTRACT

Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses in the entire world. Depression can cause a person to suffer mentally and physically. The study focused on the prevalence of Depression among Adolescents under Thadlaskein Block in West Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya. The aim of the research is to determine the prevalence of depression among adolescence and to identify factor that causes depression among adolescence. This research is a mixed method, for the qualitative the researcher used in-depth interview and for quantitative it provides Beck’s Depression Inventory BDI, (1996) questionnaire. The Exploratory method for qualitative in-depth interview was to framed and strengthens the quantitative findings in order to present valid result. A total number of 50 respondents (22 male and 28 female) were participated. In the findings, 3 adolescents are in severe depression. However, the adolescence faced problems like low concentration in studies, worried and others.

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Dr. Porsara M.J Kharbhih @ banroy77@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.103/20200804

10.25215/0804.103

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 4, October-December, 2020