Well being and Anxiety across the phases of Adolescence
Master's Thesis from the year 2016 in the subject Psychology - Developmental Psychology, grade: A, University of Hyderabad (Hyderabad Central University), course: Health Psychology, language: English, abstract: Adolescence is considered a complex period in the process of life span development. It is characterized by changes in physical appearance, cognition, emotion, and behavior. It is important to maintain a relative well-being to pass the stage of adolescence successfully. Most adolescents pass this stage without many problems. But some adolescents do face problems and consider the challenges unsolvable.
This study aims to find out the well-being and anxiety across the phases of adolescence. A between subject design was used. The sample consisted of 300 adolescents and purposive sampling was used. Indian Scale of Adolescence Well-being, WHO Well-being Index, and Manifest Anxiety Scale were used. The data was analysed using One Way ANOVA, post-hoc test, and Pearson's Product Moment Correlation.
There was a significant difference found across the phases of adolescents on three dimensions (personal competence, interpersonal trust, and achievement) of Indian Scale of Adolescence Well-being and total well-being as measured by WHO Well-being Index. And, there was no significant difference found across the phases of adolescents on anxiety. A pair wise comparison was done by using Tukey's HSD. The negative correlation was found between all the dimensions of Indian Scale of Adolescence Well-being and Anxiety (Manifest Anxiety Scale). Also, a negative correlation was found between well-being (WHO Well-being Index) and anxiety (Manifest Anxiety Scale). And, negative correlation was found between age and well-being.