Gender difference in Mental Health Among Orphan Adolescents in Kashmir
Keywords:Adolescent Orphans, Mental health, Kashmir
Adolescence covers the period of life between 10 and 19 years of age. An adolescent may become an orphan because of the death or disappearance, abandonment or desertion, separation or loss of one or both parents. The aim of the present research was to study mental health among the adolescent orphans in Kashmir. Mental health scale developed by Sharma (1996) was administered to the sample of 80 adolescents. The participants were selected through snow ball sampling technique from district Budgam (J&K). Out of 80 adolescents, 40 were boys and 40 girls. The independent sample t-test was used to analyze the data. The findings revealed a statistically insignificant difference between adolescent orphans (boys and girls) on mental health (t = 2.13; p > .05).
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