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| Published: August 30, 2017

Life Satisfaction and Mental Status of Research Scholars in Research Institute: A Comparative Study of TISS and IIPS

Dharma Raj

Research Scholar, Department of Statistics, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Nitin Kumar Verma

Ph.D., ICSSR Fellow, Department of Psychology, Delhi University, New Delhi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.073/20170404

DOI: 10.25215/0404.073

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The present study was conducted with the objective of examining the nature of the relationship between life satisfaction and mental health of research scholar in research institutes. The population for our study was institute research scholar, from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) & International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS). Out of total 144 participants, 94 respondents were taken from IIPS and 50 respondents from TISS. The scale for measuring Multidimensional Students’ life satisfaction, developed by Huebner (2001) was used. Among the demographic variables, there were significant difference between the IIPS & TISS research scholar with regard to income and satisfaction with family. Psychological wellbeing of IIPS research scholar was significantly, positively correlated with age, research experience, family, friends, institute, living environment, self and psychological distress of TISS research scholar was significantly, positively correlated with income, friends, institute, and self. On the other hand psychological distress of IIPS research scholar was significantly, negatively correlated with family, friends, living environment, self, psychological wellbeing and psychological distress of TISS research scholar was significantly, negatively correlated with psychological wellbeing.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.073/20170404

10.25215/0404.073

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 4, July-September, 2017