International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 11, Part D (2017)
Psychological hardiness and mental health of secondary school students: A correlational study
Psychological Hardiness is a defensive personality characteristic against life stresses that plays a major role in improving one’s ability to cope with various pressures. It is an inner resource that may moderate the effects of stress on physical and mental health.
Aim: The present study was conducted with the aim of investigating the relationship between psychological hardiness and mental health of secondary school students.
Methodology: A sample of 200 students (Boys; N=100 and Girls: N=100) from XI standard was randomly selected from the secondary schools of Amritsar City, affiliated to Punjab School Education Board. Data were collected using Hardiness Scale and Mental Health Battery.
Results: The data analysis showed a significant positive correlation between components of Hardiness (Commitment and Challenge) and Mental Health (Intelligence and Self concept) in case of boys. On the contrary, in case of girls, a significant negative correlation was found between components of Hardiness (Control & Commitment) and Mental Health (Intelligence & Self-Concept).
Conclusion: These findings can be useful in planning efficient interventions and paving the way for taking preventive measures to put off students from poor mental health and helping them in becoming a hardy personality.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Satnam Kaur Johal. Psychological hardiness and mental health of secondary school students: A correlational study. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(11):252-258.