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A Comparative Study of Male and Female School Students Of Dehradun on the Level of Psychological Well-being


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1 Student of Class XII, Welham Girls School Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
2 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology Doon University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
     

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This research study aims to assess and compare the level of psychological well-being of students in different groups, i.e., male and female, day scholar and hosteler, and Hindi and English medium. Data were collected on 160 students as sample from Hindi and English medium schools of Dehradun. This sample was equally divided into 80 male and 80 female students. For assessing psychological well-being, the General Well-being scale was used. This scale was developed by Kalia and Deswal. t-test was used to compare the mean of different groups. Results indicate that male students are comparatively better well-being than female students and Hindi medium students also have greater well-being than English medium students whereas there is no difference between the level of well-being of day scholar students and hostelers. The findings are discussed in relation to the average score of well-being between male and female students and how to match student needs to access counselling services at the school level.

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adolescents, well-being, positive psychology, school student.
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Authors

Lokanksha Rawat
Student of Class XII, Welham Girls School Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
Dr. Rajesh Bhatt
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology Doon University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

Abstract


This research study aims to assess and compare the level of psychological well-being of students in different groups, i.e., male and female, day scholar and hosteler, and Hindi and English medium. Data were collected on 160 students as sample from Hindi and English medium schools of Dehradun. This sample was equally divided into 80 male and 80 female students. For assessing psychological well-being, the General Well-being scale was used. This scale was developed by Kalia and Deswal. t-test was used to compare the mean of different groups. Results indicate that male students are comparatively better well-being than female students and Hindi medium students also have greater well-being than English medium students whereas there is no difference between the level of well-being of day scholar students and hostelers. The findings are discussed in relation to the average score of well-being between male and female students and how to match student needs to access counselling services at the school level.

Keywords


adolescents, well-being, positive psychology, school student.

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