Published: 2021-04-27

Assessment of status of psychological well-being and its determinants among adolescent school students residing in Raipur city, Chhattisgarh

Shweta Shalini, Shubhra A. Gupta, Mini Sharma, Smita Verma, Nirmal Verma


Background: Psychological well-being is a multidimensional concept, including both individual capacities of the adolescents and social competencies. Good overall adjustment and a sense of psychological well-being are very crucial factors for the adolescent’s positive contribution to the society. The objective of this study was to assess the status of psychological well-being and its socio-demographic determinants among adolescent school students of Raipur city.

Methods: A cross-sectional observational study was done on 576 adolescent school students of Raipur city to assess their psychological well-being using Ryff’s scale of psychological well-being along with their socio-demographic characteristics. Association and regression analysis were done.

Results: Overall, 79.9% of study subjects were scored as having average psychological well-being followed by 20.1% study subjects having good psychological well-being according to Ryff’s scale. Study subjects with female gender, studying in english medium, private school, following non-state board syllabus, belonging to unreserved category, having educated father or mother, working father or mother, at least one parent working at distant place, residing in joint family whose parents are living together, who gets attended by someone after returning from school are having higher psychological well-being than the other group.

Conclusions: Socio-demographic determinants has a significant role to predict the psychological well-being of the study subjects. These determinants are mostly non modifiable displaying the need for integrating key behavioural factors on positive health promotion policies and programs.


Adolescent, Psychological well-being, Socio-demographic determinants, Ryff’s scale

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