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Effect of Modernization on Psychological Well-being
The motive of this investigation was to study the effect of Modernization on psychological well-being. For this purpose psychological well-being was measured with the help of the psychological well-being scale. This scale is a Hindi adaptation of Ryff's psychological well-being scale (1989) done by Rai and Gupta in 2006 (Department of psychology, C.C.S University Meerut). The sample consisted of 240 subjects. A 3×2 factorial design was used. There were two independent variables. The first independent variable was modernization varied at three levels i.e. high, moderate and low modernization. The second independent variable was gender which also varied at two levels, i.e., male and female. Twoway ANOVA, Mean and Tukey multiple comparison tests were applied for analyzing the data. On the basis of obtained results it was found that modernization has a significant effect on psychological well-being whereas gender has no significant effect on psychological well-being.
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