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.

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