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International Journal of Home Science

2015, VOL. 1 ISSUE 1, PART A

Gender differences in happiness, Self-esteem and personality traits in adolescents living in socio- economic hardship

Author(s): Neha Sharma, Jatinder Kaur Gulati
Abstract:
The present study investigates the happiness profile of adolescents living in socio- economic hardship and gender differences in happiness, different traits of personality and self-esteem among adolescents living in socio- economic hardship. Oxford Happiness Inventory, Self Esteem Inventories, Eysenck’s Personality Inventory and Socio-Economic Status Scale (Form B) were administered on 360 adolescents (15-18 years of age) belonging to intact two parent families and living in conditions of socio-economic hardship. Results revealed that despite living in conditions of socio-economic hardship, majority of the rural adolescents perceived high degree of happiness. Female adolescents perceived significantly more happiness as compared to their male counterparts. Males reported significantly higher psychoticism, whereas, females manifested significantly more extraversion. Neuroticism was nearly equal in both males and females. Males adjudged their self-worth better than females in different situations i.e. general, home, social, school and total self-esteem.
Pages: 18-25  |  38 Views  29 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Neha Sharma, Jatinder Kaur Gulati. Gender differences in happiness, Self-esteem and personality traits in adolescents living in socio- economic hardship. Int J Home Sci 2015;1(1):18-25.
International Journal of Home Science