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Factors Affecting Happiness:A Cross-sectional Study among Adolescents
Happiness is one of the most important concepts in the mental health that has an impact on different aspects of young people. The present study was conducted to assess happiness among adolescents and delineate the factors influencing happiness. The study was conducted in Bhiwani district of Haryana state. Atotal o f200 adolescents (1420 years) were selected to represent the sample. Out ofthese 100 (50 girls and 50 boys) were selected from rural area and similarly 100 (50 girls & 50 boys) were selected from urban area. Survey method technique was used for obtaining specific information from the relatively large number of individuals ordinarily through questionnaire. Result indicated that more percentage of the adolescents was in the age range of 16-17 years, from high caste category with 3-4 siblings and at 1-2 ordinal position. Regarding mass media, more percentage of adolescents used to listened radio (76.47%), television (53.88%) and were using mobile phones (68.66%) for 2-3 hours daily. Out of total sample 48.50 percent adolescents were in high level of happiness category followed by 44 percent in medium level and rest 7.50 percent were having low level of happiness. Happiness was found to be significantly associated with caste, maternal education, father's occupation, family income, and family size.
Happiness, Caste, Maternal Education, Father's Occupation, Family Income, Family Size, Adolescents.
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