This paper was presented at the
National Seminar on
Indian Psychology: Theories and Models

SVYASA, Bangalore,
December 26 - 28, 2007

 

Religiosity and well-being among urban adolescents: implications for life style intervention programme

Arun Pratap Singh — University of Delhi, Delhi

 

Objective: The purpose of the present survey is to analyze the prevalence of religious behaviours among urban adolescents and to study its correlation with the well-being of adolescents.

Method of the Study: This survey was carried out among 12-18 years old urban adolescents. The number of adolescents who participated in this study was 364. This sample was drawn from three socioeconomic status: lower, middle and higher. This study was conducted in government schools of Delhi.

Conclusion: This study noticed a variated picture of religious behaviours among adolescents. The socioeconomic status plays a great role. Religious behaviours are practiced more by middle class adolescents. The relationship between religiosity and well-being is less clear as this survey questionnaire deals with the limited view of religiosity without taking into account some other factors.

Email the author, Mr. Arun Pratap Singh, at Jyotiarun13@gmail.com