Comparative Study

| Published: September 25, 2016

Perceived Stress as Predictor of Psychological Well-being among Indian Youth

Kalpna Anand

Scientist ‘D’, Institute of Aerospace Medicine, IAF, Bangalore, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Y K Nagle

Scientist ‘F’ Defence Institute of Psychological Research, DRDO, Delhi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.213/20160304

DOI: 10.25215/0304.213


College is a time of varied experiences and expectations wherein students are striving to give a direction to their life and make a career for themselves. Unemployment, fierce competition and insecurity are some of the many problems that the youth of India faces everyday which culminate into stress and has the potential to affect psychological health. Thus, the present study seeks to explore perceived stress and psychological wellbeing among college students and their interrelationship. A total of 281 college students (Males=174, Females= 107) in the age range of 18-24 years, participated in the study. They were administered Perceived Stress Scale and Ryff’s Scale of Psychological Wellbeing. Results revealed that perceived stress had significant negative relation with all the six dimensions of psychological wellbeing.  Perceived Stress accounted for a large variance in all the dimensions of psychological wellbeing. Perceived Stress came out to be one of the major contributors to psychological health and wellbeing.

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