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Vol. 8, Issue 1 (2019)

Perceived familial gender discrimination in relation to personality pattern, adjustment level, ways of coping and mental health of adolescent girls

Author(s):
Dr. Susan Sam
Abstract:
The present study was done to find out the perceived familial gender discrimination of adolescent girls in relation to personality pattern, adjustment level, ways of coping and mental health of adolescent girls. It is seen that there is a complication, that individuals come divided into two sexes. A society like Indian, men are educated to make as much as they can of their talents and to achieve as much as they can, but women are not, because they do not use their talents outside the domestic area.
This is reflected not only in such matters as education and opportunity to develop talents, but also in the more elementary fields of nutrition, health and survival, in the family circle itself. This influences a girl's personal, social and psychological aspects.
Due to modernization, the conditions have changed and in many areas women are getting and provided for career and household responsibilities. Today girls are encouraged to leave their sociocultural boundaries behind and to take serious note of themselves, their potentialities and capabilities.
This creates a dilemma in the adolescent girls who along with the stress of her age- whether she should follow the customs and traditions which discriminates her and treats her as a weaker sex or on the other hand follow the modern trends of walking with equal footing with males.
Thus, keeping all this in view the objective of the present study was designed to study the relationship of perceived familial gender discrimination experienced by adolescent girls with their personality pattern, adjustment level, ways of coping and mental health.
400 adolescent 10th standard girls (urban and rural) were selected who had brothers in their families and were administered the scale of gender discrimination and the other four variables. A case study was also done for 80 girls.
Results obtained through corelations -pearson’s ‘r’ value and factor analysis indicated that girls perceiving less familial gender discrimination were found to be more emotionally stable and relaxed and they used accepting responsibility, seeking social support and positive reappraisal coping in dealing with their stress. Further it was found that girls perceiving more gender discrimination were less social, and experienced significantly more distress.
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The Pharma Innovation Journal
How to cite this article:
Dr. Susan Sam. Perceived familial gender discrimination in relation to personality pattern, adjustment level, ways of coping and mental health of adolescent girls. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(1):90-96.

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