International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 12, Part I (2015)
A Comparative Study of Mental Health of Government and Private Senior Secondary School Students
Sarita, Rajni Dahiya, Pushpanjali
Mental health is a way of describing social and emotional wellbeing. Good mental health is central to your child’s healthy development. Mental health defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully and is able to make a contribution to his or her community (WHO, 2007). The study attempted to find out the mental health of government and private senior secondary school students. This was an empirical research with a sample of 100 senior secondary school students selected randomly from Rohtak city of Haryana. The study was conducted through descriptive survey method and mental health inventory developed by Dr. Arun Kumar Singh and Alpana Sen Gupta(1987) was used for the collection of data. ‘t’ test was applied to find out the significance of difference between means. The major findings of the study are: 1) There is significant difference in mental health of boys of government and private senior secondary schools. 2) There is significant difference in mental health of girls of government and private senior secondary schools. 3) There is no significant difference in mental health of boys and girls of government senior secondary schools. 4) There is no significant difference in mental health of boys and girls of private senior secondary schools. In conclusion to the findings of this study could be considered for designing fundamental future research regarding the status of adolescent’s mental health in India as well as abroad.
How to cite this article:
Sarita, Rajni Dahiya, Pushpanjali. A Comparative Study of Mental Health of Government and Private Senior Secondary School Students. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(12): 585-588.