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Prevelance of Depression and Loneliness among Adolescence


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1 SBBSIET, Jalandhar, Punjab, India
2 Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, India
     

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The present study was designed to examine the prevalence of depression and loneliness among adolescence. This study would also aim to find out whether gender differences exist in depression and loneliness. The sample comprised of 230 females 230 males between the ages of 14 years. The convenience sample consisted of adolescents who were attending secondary and senior secondary schools in Jalandhar Revised UCLA Loneliness Scale and Beck Depression Inventory were used. Administration of test requires two sessions. In the first session, Beck Depression Scale was administered in the second session;revised UCLA Loneliness Scale was administered. Beck Depression Inventory and Revised UCLA Loneliness Scale were scored for two measures pertaining to depression and loneliness. The analysis of the data was done by making use of following statistical techniques Descriptive Statistics,t-test of significance,Two way analysis of variance.

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Depression, Loneliness, Adolescence, Gender Differences.
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Raminder Sidhu
SBBSIET, Jalandhar, Punjab, India
Gurpreet Singh
Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, India

Abstract


The present study was designed to examine the prevalence of depression and loneliness among adolescence. This study would also aim to find out whether gender differences exist in depression and loneliness. The sample comprised of 230 females 230 males between the ages of 14 years. The convenience sample consisted of adolescents who were attending secondary and senior secondary schools in Jalandhar Revised UCLA Loneliness Scale and Beck Depression Inventory were used. Administration of test requires two sessions. In the first session, Beck Depression Scale was administered in the second session;revised UCLA Loneliness Scale was administered. Beck Depression Inventory and Revised UCLA Loneliness Scale were scored for two measures pertaining to depression and loneliness. The analysis of the data was done by making use of following statistical techniques Descriptive Statistics,t-test of significance,Two way analysis of variance.

Keywords


Depression, Loneliness, Adolescence, Gender Differences.