Volume : IX, Issue : I, January - 2020

Effect of educational courses and gender upon mental health of post graduate students in Kolkata

Sujata Saha

Abstract :

Mental health or subjective well–being makes up an integral part of an individual’s capacity to lead a fulfilling life, including the ability to form and maintain relationships , to study , work or pursue leisure interests and to make day– to– day decisions about educational , employment ,housing or other choices . Disturbances to an individual’s mental well–being can adversely compromise these capacities and choices, leading not only to diminish functioning at the individual level but also oader welfare losses at the household and societal level. Social and psychological scientists have been studying something positive in the domain of subjective well–being – individual’s evaluations and judgement of their own lives for about 50 years.(Keyes ,2006b). When factor analysed , studies showed that the manifold scales measuring subjective well–being present the latent structure of hedonic well–being (i.e, positive emotions towards one’s life) or eudemonic well being (i.e positive psychological and social functioning in life; Keyes, Shmotkin & Ryff ,2002;McGregor &Little ,1998;Ryan & Deci ,2001).Against this backdrop the paper examines that educational courses as well as gender showed some impact upon mental health –the subjective well–being that constructed difference in the roles and responsibilities of male and female college students from post–graduation in Kolkata. Three hypotheses were formed. The findings spoke clearly about i a) Mental health varies according to the different educational course of the students.ib) Mental health varies according to the gender of the students ic) There is an impact of interaction between different educational courses and gender on mental health of the students. A two way ANOVA was conducted to find the interaction effect of educational courses and gender upon mental health of post graduate students studying in Kolkata. Results indicated a significant interaction effect of educational courses and gender upon mental health of the students group.

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EFFECT OF EDUCATIONAL COURSES AND GENDER UPON MENTAL HEALTH OF POST GRADUATE STUDENTS IN KOLKATA, Sujata Saha PARIPEX-INDIAN JOURNAL OF RESEARCH : Volume-9 | Issue-1 | January-2020


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