| Published: June 25, 2018
Perceived Economic Adequacy and its Relation with Personality and Mental Health among Late Teenagers
The family, school, social and economic status are the external determinants of different human attributes, attributes such as well-being, personality, health etc. These external factors give many opportunities to learn, inculcate and express. As far as economic adequacy is concerned, ‘more the economic adequacy, more the positive attributes.’ The question is, ‘What is mean by economic adequacy ?’. In present investigation, efforts are made to understand the perceived economic adequacy through informal discussion and demographic data sheet. Also, the effort has been made to relate this adequacy with the personality and mental health. Two major objectives have been framed (i) To compare the personality attributes in relation with perceived economic adequacy among late teenagers. (ii) To compare the mental health in relation with perceived economic adequacy among teenagers. The hypotheses were stated as (i) There is no significant difference on personality attributes among late teenagers, who perceived themselves economically adequate or in-adequate. (ii) There is no significant difference on mental health among teenagers, who perceived themselves economically adequate or in-adequate. The students studying in Ahmednagar College at junior wing have been considered as a population. The students have been interviewed informally by asking certain questions related to their personal life and economic perspectives. Through this interview students were identified into two categories i.e. perceived economic adequate or in-adequate. The sample (n=60) have been selected from these identified students using purposive sampling method. Survey research method is used to investigate this phenomenon. The data has been analyzed using ‘t’ test of mean comparison. The differences are observed on some personality attributes and mental health. The findings, scope for further study and limitations are discussed.
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2018 © Bedarkar P C
Received: March 25, 2018; Revision Received: May 15, 2018; Accepted: June 25, 2018
Published in Volume 06, Issue 5, April-June, 2018