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Depression, Self-esteem, Optimism and Stress among Secondary School Students : A Cross Cultural Study between State of Kuwait and Republic of India


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1 Department of Psychology, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
2 Ministry of Education, State of Kuwait, India
3 Department of Applied Psychology, VBS Purvanchal University, Jaunpur, UP, India
     

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The present study was conducted in State of Kuwait and Republic of India as a cross cultural study in order to study relationship between depression and self esteem, optimism, and stress. The present study was administrated on adolescent secondary school students from Kuwait and India (150 males&150 females). The results indicated that there are differences between genders for some variables irrespective of the country. Results showed a significant negative relationship between depression with self esteem, and optimism, but positive correlation with stress. Stepwise regression showed that self esteem, stress, and optimism as predictors of depression in Kuwait environment, however in India the results showed that only stress and self esteem are the predictors.

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Depression, Self Esteem, Optimism, Stress, Adolescent
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Authors

Gopa Bhardwaj
Department of Psychology, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
Majed M. Al-Ali
Ministry of Education, State of Kuwait, India
Ajai Pratap Singh
Department of Applied Psychology, VBS Purvanchal University, Jaunpur, UP, India

Abstract


The present study was conducted in State of Kuwait and Republic of India as a cross cultural study in order to study relationship between depression and self esteem, optimism, and stress. The present study was administrated on adolescent secondary school students from Kuwait and India (150 males&150 females). The results indicated that there are differences between genders for some variables irrespective of the country. Results showed a significant negative relationship between depression with self esteem, and optimism, but positive correlation with stress. Stepwise regression showed that self esteem, stress, and optimism as predictors of depression in Kuwait environment, however in India the results showed that only stress and self esteem are the predictors.

Keywords


Depression, Self Esteem, Optimism, Stress, Adolescent



DOI: https://doi.org/10.15614/ijpp%2F2010%2Fv1i1-2%2F49704