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Parental Involvement, Psychological Distress, Perceived Social Support, Coping Strategy, and Happiness of School Going Adolescent

Monica Sharma , Neha Kaushik

DIP: 18.02.008/20160103

DOI: 10.25215/2455/0103008

Received: April 20, 2016; Revision Received: August 16, 2016; Accepted: September 25, 2016


The interest and realization of the importance of Parental involvement in a child’s life has resulted into growing interest in the field of parenting. Parental involvement plays an important part in the child’s life at different levels whether it is at school level or in choosing a career or a life partner. The present study attempts to explore the relationship between Parental Involvement with Psychological Distress, Perceived Social Support, Coping Strategies and Happiness along with gender differences if any among boys and girls on the variables of the study. Data was collected by employing Parental Involvement Scale (Voydanoff & Donnelly, 1999), General Health Questionnaire (Goldberg & Williams, 1988), Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (Zimet et al., 1988), Oxford Happiness Questionnaire (Peter Hills & Michael Argyle, 2002) and Coping Strategy Inventory- Short form (Tobin, 2000) from 60 adolescents (10-19 years, WHO), which included 30 girls and 30 boys. The findings of the study showed that there is no significant gender difference between adolescent boys and girls on all the variables of the study. The correlation analysis results revealed that there is no significant correlation between Parental Involvement and Adolescent’s experience of Psychological Distress, Coping Strategies, Perceived Social Support and Happiness. The study also point out significant relationship between other variables of the study which are discussed in detail in the paper. The results have greater implications as they are related with the betterment of the adolescents who are the Nation builders.

The authors profoundly appreciate all the people who have successfully contributed to ensuring this paper in place. Their contributions are acknowledged however their names cannot be mentioned.

The author declared no conflict of interest.

This is an Open Access Research distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any Medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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Monica Sharma @ psychologist.monica@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.02.008/20160103

DOI: 10.25215/2455/0103008

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Volume 01, Issue 3, July - September, 2016

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