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Psychological Distress, Optimism and Life Satisfaction among Post Graduate Students: A Co-relatioal Study


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1 Govt. College, Maham, Haryana, India
2 Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India
     

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Adults and young adults underwent the phase of transition from dependency to independence with different attitudes towards life satisfaction, optimism and psychological distress in general. The present study was conducted with two objectives. First was to examine the relationship of life satisfaction, optimism, and psychological distress, second was to investigate the sex differences among all these variables. The sample of the study involved 200 post graduate students (100 males and 100 females) between the age ranges from 22 to 28 years. The subjects were assessed with Life Satisfaction Scale (Alam&Shrivastava), General Health Questionnaire (Goldberg) and Optimism Scale (Seligman). The data were analyzed by using Pearson's Product Moment method of correlation, t-test. The results revealed that (i) one of the measures of optimism (PMB) was found positively associated with psychological distress. (i) Male and female subjects differ significantly on psychological distress and on optimism (Permanent Bad).

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Psychological Distress, Optimism, Life Satisfaction, Health
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Teenu Nandal
Govt. College, Maham, Haryana, India
Hardeep Lal Joshi
Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India

Abstract


Adults and young adults underwent the phase of transition from dependency to independence with different attitudes towards life satisfaction, optimism and psychological distress in general. The present study was conducted with two objectives. First was to examine the relationship of life satisfaction, optimism, and psychological distress, second was to investigate the sex differences among all these variables. The sample of the study involved 200 post graduate students (100 males and 100 females) between the age ranges from 22 to 28 years. The subjects were assessed with Life Satisfaction Scale (Alam&Shrivastava), General Health Questionnaire (Goldberg) and Optimism Scale (Seligman). The data were analyzed by using Pearson's Product Moment method of correlation, t-test. The results revealed that (i) one of the measures of optimism (PMB) was found positively associated with psychological distress. (i) Male and female subjects differ significantly on psychological distress and on optimism (Permanent Bad).

Keywords


Psychological Distress, Optimism, Life Satisfaction, Health



DOI: https://doi.org/10.15614/ijpp%2F2010%2Fv1i1-2%2F49729