International Journal of Home Science
2019, VOL. 5 ISSUE 3, PART A
Mental health of adolescents in displaced and nondisplaced villages
Author(s): A Lakshmi Prakash and E Manjuvani
The present study is an attempt to study the mental health of adolescents living in a displaced village and compare with the mental health of adolescents living in a nondisplaced village. Two hundred and forty-two children in the age group of 13 to 16 years age group studying 8th, 9th and 10th standards constituted the sample. Among the total sample 113 adolescents are from displaced village and 129 adolescents are from nondisplaced village. Mental health inventory is used for data collection. Adolescents of displaced and nondisplaced villages did not differ in any of the components of mental health, except in ‘adequate outlook and goals’. Adolescents of a displaced village had lesser adequate outlook and goals compared to their counterparts in a nondisplaced village. Boys of the displaced village scored significantly lower on adequate outlook and goals one of the asset component, and nervous manifestations one of the liabilities component when compared to boys of nondisplaced village. Girls of displaced and nondisplaced villages did not differ in any of the components of mental health except feelings of inadequacy. Girls of displaced village scored significantly lower on feelings of inadequacy when compared to girls of nondisplaced village indicating the occurrence of this liability more in girls of displaced village.
How to cite this article:
A Lakshmi Prakash, E Manjuvani. Mental health of adolescents in displaced and nondisplaced villages. Int J Home Sci 2019;5(3):09-13.