Correlates of psychological well-being of school going teenager girls in Chandigarh, India

Authors

  • Chandni Singh Department of Community Medicine, Smt. Kashibai Navale Medical College, Narhe, Pune, Maharashtra, India
  • Dinesh Kumar Walia Department of Community Medicine, Smt. Kashibai Navale Medical College, Narhe, Pune, Maharashtra, India
  • Savita Prashar Department of Community Medicine, Smt. Kashibai Navale Medical College, Narhe, Pune, Maharashtra, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20241835

Keywords:

DASS-21, Adolescent health, Academic pressure, Emotional well-being, Mental health

Abstract

Background: Adolescence is a period characterized by significant challenges to mental health as they may experience a multitude of unfamiliar changes in their lives, accompanied by stress and anxiety. Hence, this life stage demands additional care and attention to foster a healthy transition into adulthood. Objective of the study is to find the correlates of psychological well-being of school going adolescent girls of Chandigarh.

Methods: cross-sectional study, conducted among 168, school going adolescent girls within the age group of 13 to 19 years. Descriptive and analytical statistics were utilized were used to find the correlation between DAS with other variables.

Results: Out of 168 (N) participants, 49.5% had depressive symptoms, 58.9% participants suffered from anxiety and 28.6% suffered from stress. 22.6% suffered from severe and 1.2% had extremely severe anxiety issues. Chi-square analysis revealed that relationship with family, occupation of parents and ages of respondents have strong significant correlation with DAS (Depression, Anxiety and Stress). High anxiety levels were seen in 13-15 years of age group. Age and academic pressure came out be a significant risk factor for DAS among girls. The Logistic regression analysis shows that the demographic characters do not have a significant influence on the mental health of adolescents.

Conclusions: Study suggests need of open-healthy communication, a balanced lifestyle, positive peer relationships, strong family support, and self-care as key measures for fostering good psychological well-being of school going teenager girls. Investigations can be done to find the risk factors affecting at emotional level.

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2024-06-28

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Singh, C., Walia, D. K., & Prashar, S. (2024). Correlates of psychological well-being of school going teenager girls in Chandigarh, India. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 11(7), 2756–2764. https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20241835

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