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Predictors of positive psychological strengths and subjective well-being among North Indian Adolescents: role of mentoring and educational encouragement

Khan, Aqeel (2013) Predictors of positive psychological strengths and subjective well-being among North Indian Adolescents: role of mentoring and educational encouragement. Social Indicators Research, 114 (3). pp. 1285-1293. ISSN 0303-8300

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-012-0202-x

Abstract

The objectives of the study were to examine the relationship of positive psychological strengths and its dimensions (hope, optimism, self efficacy and resiliency) with subjective well-being, mentoring and educational encouragement; and to examine the role of demographic characteristics, mentoring and educational encouragement as a predictors of positive psychological strengths and subjective well-being. Data were collected from 464 professional course students, 200 males and 264 females residing in North India. Descriptive, correlations and regression analysis were performed. Gender, socio-economic, marital status and religious belief of the students significantly influencing on outcome variables. Significant positive relationship were found between positive psychological strengths with subjective well-being, mentoring from teachers and educational encouragement from parents, siblings and friends. Regression model revealed that mentoring on the part of the teachers significantly predicted positive psychological strengths and subjective well-being. Educational encouragement on the part of the parents, siblings and friends were significantly predicted the positive psychological strengths and subjective well-being. Role of mentoring and educational encouragement from parents, siblings and teachers was found to be imperative in developing positive psychological strengths and subjective well-being of contemporary adolescent, as well preparing skill to face challenges of life in a complex world.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Subjective well-being, Mentoring
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions:Education
ID Code:47402
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:22 Jun 2015 13:56
Last Modified:30 Nov 2018 14:43

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