| Published: September 25, 2016
Perceived Stress as Predictor of Psychological Well-being among Indian Youth
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.
This is an Open Access Research distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any Medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
© 2016, K Anand, Y Nagle
Received: July 07, 2016; Revision Received: August 08, 2016; Accepted: September 25, 2016
Published in Volume 03, Issue 4, July-September, 2016