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ERIC Number: EJ1102276
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0973-8827
Gender & Economic Status Matter in Mental Health of Adolescents?
Sharma, Namita; Dua, Radha
Journal on Educational Psychology, v4 n3 p45-50 Nov 2010-Jan 2011
Mental health is the ability to adjust oneself satisfactorily to the various strains of life. Mental health and Education are closely related to each other. Sound mental is prerequisite for the learner. In this era of severe competition to excel or to be on the top is pressurizing today's adolescents to the utmost. Besides a number of factors like home and school environment, biological and psychological determinants, economic conditions of the family and many more are influencing the mental health status of the students. A mentally healthy person faces the day to day life problems squarely and boldly. Here an effort has been made to study the influence of gender and economic status on the mental health status of high school students. For this Multi Stage random sampling technique was adopted. 600 students were drawn randomly from 10 randomly selected secondary level schools of 2 districts (i.e. Bareilly and Pilibhit) of Rohilkhand region (India). A standardized test was used--Mental Healthy Battery (Arun Kumar Singh and Alpna Sen Gupta). This Battery included six dimensions i.e.emotional stability, overall adjustment, autonomy, security-insecurity, self concept and intelligence. This survey research leads us to a conclusion that male and higher income group students had better mental health than their counterparts
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India
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