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Effect of Modernization on Psychological Well-being


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1 Professor, Department of Psychology Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Research Scholar, Department of Psychology Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
     

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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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psychological well-being, modernization.
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Authors

Dr. Alpna Agarwal
Professor, Department of Psychology Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
Nishu Chaudhary
Research Scholar, Department of Psychology Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

Abstract


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.

Keywords


psychological well-being, modernization.

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