International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 6, Part C (2018)
A study to assess psychosocial problems among adolescent girls living in orphanages and families of selected Pune area
Introduction: An orphanage is a residential institution developed to the care of orphans-Children whose parents are deceased or otherwise unable or unwilling to care for them and family is the most important factor in shaping the child’s pre-knowledge. Orphan children experience high rates of mind disturbance such as psychological problems as they feel isolated from the society. Problem statement: A study to assess psychosocial problems among adolescent girls living in orphanages and families of selected Pune area Materials and Methods Research Approach: Descriptive approach. Research Design was used exploratory survey design. The Neumans model was used for this study The setting of the study was selected orphanages and families in PCMC, Pune. Non probability purposive sampling technique was used of 120 samples of which 60 adolescent’s girls from orphanages and 60 adolescent’s girls from families. The tool developed which includes section 1= demographic variables, section 2= consist of Likert scale to asses psychosocial problems. Tool validity was done and tool was found reliable. Study was found feasible after pilot study. Results: It has been observed that 16.7% of adolescents girls living in Orphanages had severe psychosocial problems and 15% of adolescent’s girls living in families had severe psychosocial problems. This indicates that average psychosocial score of families group was 45 which was 43.6 for orphanages group. Association of psychosocial problems with selected demographic variables shows that the p-values > 0.05. So null hypothesis is accepted. Conclusion: It has been observed that that Average psychosocial score of families group was 45 which was 43.6 for orphanages group. This indicates that psychosocial score of the families group was not significantly higher than that of the orphanage group. After association of psychosocial problems with demographic variable p-value greater than 0.05 hence null hypothesis is accepted.
How to cite this article:
Leena Mohan, Nisha Naik. A study to assess psychosocial problems among adolescent girls living in orphanages and families of selected Pune area. Int J Appl Res 2018;4(6):165-169.