International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 6, Part L (2017)
Quality of life among displaced Kashmiri pandit migrant adolescents
Dr. Sarika Manhas, Deepika Pandita and Kanika Gupta
The migration of mass population within their own countries has become a serious problem worldwide because it affects the people, their livelihood and also results in cultural alienation and identity crisis. The Kashmiri Pandit community also faced forced migration from their home land to Jammu and other parts of India. In spite of more than two decades post their migration, many of these displaced community members continue to bear the brunt of it. The present study analysed the quality of life as perceived by adolescents belonging to Kashmiri pandit migrant families. The sample for the study comprised of 80 adolescent boys and girls selected by a combination of random and purposive sampling technique from Jagti, residential colony for kashmiri migrants on the outskirts of Jammu city. Interview schedule and Standardised Quality of Life Inventory was used for data collection. The results reveal that most of the sample adolescents scored high on various dimensions of quality of life. They showed high level of satisfaction with their health, self-esteem, goals and values, work, play, friendships, love, learning and creativity. Though on other components also most of them scored high yet many adolescents showed dissatisfaction with their monetary status, home, relationships, family and ability to help others. They held the belief that if their families had not migrated they would have been financially more stable and hence would have been able to afford most material goods. Both, boys as well as girls; as well as early and late adolescents held similar levels of satisfaction with various components of quality of life.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Sarika Manhas, Deepika Pandita and Kanika Gupta. Quality of life among displaced Kashmiri pandit migrant adolescents. International Journal of Applied Research. 2017; 3(6): 820-827.