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Depression and Parental Bonding Styles among School Going Adolescents of Tripura:A Comparative Study


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The present study aimed to investigate the level of depression and parental bonding styles among school going adolescents of Tripura. Further the study also attempted to explore the relationship between level of depression and parental bonding styles among the adolescents. The Sample consisted of 1200 school going adolescent and they were selected randomly from different schools of Tripura. Out of 1200 study subjects, 702 were adolescent boys and 498 were adolescent girls. Again among the 1200 subjects, 693 adolescents were from urban areas and the rest 507 were from rural areas. In order to collect data from the subjects Beck Depression Inventory 11 (BDI-II) developed by Beck et al. (1996) and Parental Bonding Instrument (PBI) developed by Parker et al. (1979) were administered. Findings showed insignificant difference between male and female adolescents with respect to their depression and parental care. In case of parental overprotection male and female adolescents differed significantly. Similarly no significant difference was found among urban and rural adolescents with respect to their parental overprotection. However urban and rural adolescents differed significantly in regard to their depression and parental care. Finally significant correlation was found between depression and parental bonding style.

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Depression, Parental Bonding Styles, Adolescent.
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Anjana Bhattacharjee
Department of Psychology, Tripura University, Tripura, India
Rebeka Debbarma
Department of Psychology, Tripura University, Tripura, India

Abstract


The present study aimed to investigate the level of depression and parental bonding styles among school going adolescents of Tripura. Further the study also attempted to explore the relationship between level of depression and parental bonding styles among the adolescents. The Sample consisted of 1200 school going adolescent and they were selected randomly from different schools of Tripura. Out of 1200 study subjects, 702 were adolescent boys and 498 were adolescent girls. Again among the 1200 subjects, 693 adolescents were from urban areas and the rest 507 were from rural areas. In order to collect data from the subjects Beck Depression Inventory 11 (BDI-II) developed by Beck et al. (1996) and Parental Bonding Instrument (PBI) developed by Parker et al. (1979) were administered. Findings showed insignificant difference between male and female adolescents with respect to their depression and parental care. In case of parental overprotection male and female adolescents differed significantly. Similarly no significant difference was found among urban and rural adolescents with respect to their parental overprotection. However urban and rural adolescents differed significantly in regard to their depression and parental care. Finally significant correlation was found between depression and parental bonding style.

Keywords


Depression, Parental Bonding Styles, Adolescent.