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Effect of Social Support on Mental Health of Adolescents with Sickle Cell Anemia


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1 SOS in Psychology, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, C.G., India
2 SOS in Psychology, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, Chhatisgarh, India
     

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The study examined the effect of social support on mental health of adolescents with sickle cell anemia. The sample of the study consisted of 200 sickle cell anemic adolescents of Chhattisgarh state, coming from age group 12 to 18 yrs. Subjects of the study were selected from those enrolled in clinics in sickle cell anemic centers, schools and other counseling centers. Data was collected with the help of self made questionnaire of general well-being scale and social support scale. The result showed that regression analysis is significant, as the R Square Change obtained R2=.868, F (1,198) = 41.280, P<0.01, which indicates the strength of model. It is observed that emotional support contributes 17.3% variance and informational support contributes 3.2% variance in mental health of sickle cell anemic adolescents.

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Mental Health, Adolescent, Social Support.
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Deepti Dhurandher
SOS in Psychology, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, C.G., India
Bansh Gopal Singh
SOS in Psychology, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, Chhatisgarh, India

Abstract


The study examined the effect of social support on mental health of adolescents with sickle cell anemia. The sample of the study consisted of 200 sickle cell anemic adolescents of Chhattisgarh state, coming from age group 12 to 18 yrs. Subjects of the study were selected from those enrolled in clinics in sickle cell anemic centers, schools and other counseling centers. Data was collected with the help of self made questionnaire of general well-being scale and social support scale. The result showed that regression analysis is significant, as the R Square Change obtained R2=.868, F (1,198) = 41.280, P<0.01, which indicates the strength of model. It is observed that emotional support contributes 17.3% variance and informational support contributes 3.2% variance in mental health of sickle cell anemic adolescents.

Keywords


Mental Health, Adolescent, Social Support.