Depression among adolescents of Kashmir division in relation to sex and residence dichotomy, J& k India

Malik Muddasir Hamid, Pandith Aqueel Ahmad, Jan Tasleema


The study was undertaken to know the depression level among adolescents of Kashmir division in relation to sex and rural/urban dichotomy. The sample for the study was 600 adolescents of Kashmir division by using random sampling technique. For the measurement of depression among adolescents, a self-report scale developed by the centre for epidemiologic studies of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) was used (Seligman19930). The analysis of the data showed that there was no significant difference between rural and urban adolescents on depression while it was found that male and female adolescents shows a significant difference on depression. Depression among female was found higher than that of male due to the reason that they feel insecurity in terms of status, power etc.

Key words: Depression, Adolescents, Male, Female, Rural, Urban

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