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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2018, Volume : 8, Issue : 3
First page : ( 403) Last page : ( 410)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2018.00083.6

An Exploratory Study to identify the Prevalence and Pre-Disposing factors of selected Psychological problems among High School Children in selected Schools of Mohali, Punjab.

Jyotsna1,*, Nitakumari Khoinaijam2

1Mata Sahib Kaur College of Nursing, Mohali, Punjab, India

2Associate Professor, Mata Sahib Kaur College of Nursing, Mohali, Punjab, India

*Corresponding Author Email: jyotsnarora08@gmail.com

Online published on 24 October, 2018.


School going children are emerging as creative person who are preparing for their future role in society. The surroundings at school are going to make a great change in the children's psychological characteristics. School age is an important period in which the child learns through a formal teaching. Another important factor is parental and family factor which have both positive and negative influence on the child's psychological and behavioral growth. The study aimed to identify the prevalence and pre-disposing factors of selected psychological problems among high school children in selected school of Mohali, Punjab. A quantitative approach with exploratory research design was adopted. It included 300 high school students of 9th and 10th standard selected by purposive sampling technique in Shivalik Public School and GEM public school of Mohali, Punjab. Study findings revealed that 12.67% subjects were having depression, 18.66% were having anxiety, 34% were having both depression and anxiety, and 34.67% did not have any of the selected psychological problem. The identified pre-disposing factors were parental and family factors, physical factors, psychological and emotional factors, social and environmental factors, economical factors and individual factors. There was no significant association of selected psychological problems with the selected socio-demographic variables.



Prevalence, Pre-disposing factors, Psychological problems, High school children.


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