Comparative Study

| Published: November 22, 2017

The Effect of Self-Concept on Resilience and Happiness among the Undergraduate Hostellers and Day-Scholars

Dr. V. Joshy Anthony

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Rajagiri Institute of Social Sciences Kalamassery, Kochi, Kerala, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Ms. S. Neethu Mol

MPhil., Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Yuvakshetra Institute of Management Studies (YIMS) Ezhakkad, Mundur, Palakkad,, Kerala, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.042/20170501

DOI: 10.25215/0501.042


The purpose of the current study is to examine the effect of self-concept on happiness and resilience among undergraduate adolescent students both hostellers and day-scholars (35 hostel students and 35 day-scholar under graduates). Participants, aged between 18 and 19 years (late adolescence), were selected from private college in Palakkad, Kerala. The self-concept questionnaire by Rajkumar Saraswat (1984), Resilience Scale by Wagnild and Young (1990) and Subjective Happiness Scale by Lyubomirsky were used for collecting the data. The data was analyzed using independent sample t-test and Pearson Correlation.  Findings found a positive relationship among two constructs- self-concept and happiness. Moreover, analysis revealed that the adolescent who has self-concept has higher in happiness and resilience.

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Published in   Volume 05, Issue 1, October-December, 2017