Mental Health of Adolescents in Arunthathiyar Community– A Socio Economic Analytic Study
- Author Ms. Jahnavi Devi
- Co-Author Dr. K. Arockia Maraichelvi
- Country : India
- Subject : Human Development
The mental health or behavioral problem is attributed to 20 percent of the world’s adolescent population, and 50 percent of the behavioral and psychological problems have their onset during the adolescent period. The present study opted multistage sampling to select 494 school / college going adolescents as respondents in the age group of 11 – 19 years. The respondents were from Arunthathiyar community in six interior villages of Coimbatore district. A questionnaire, DASS (Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale), five point scale to measure the perceptions of adolescents on their socio economic status was the tools used. The data was analysed statistically, the analyses revealed that 34-45 percent of the respondents were suffering from moderate to severe levels of depression and anxiety. Twenty three percent experienced mild to moderate levels of stress.