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Author(s): Falguni Verma, Meeta Jha

Email(s): falguniverma1993@gmail.com

Address: Psychometrics laboratory, School of Studies in Psychology, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India.
Psychometrics laboratory, School of Studies in Psychology, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India.
*Corresponding author: Falguni Verma (falguniverma1993@gmail.com)

Published In:   Volume - 28,      Issue - 2,     Year - 2022

DOI: 10.52228/JRUA.2022-28-2-3  

ABSTRACT:
Happiness has been researched over time and still is the subject of many studies; in this case, youth’s happiness is more important because in higher education at present youths are covered with complex issues more than at any other time. The main objective of the study is to predict the effect of self-esteem and gender on youth’s happiness. Data were collected from 100 youths (age range 17-26 years) studying in various colleges in Raipur, Chhattisgarh by using the Happiness Scale, and Self-esteem Scale. 50 subjects were male and the remaining 50 were female. SPSS version 22.0 was used for prediction analyses. The majority of youths (87%) had a high level of happiness; while above average (59%) had a moderate level of self-esteem. Findings revealed thatself-esteem has been discovered to be a strong predictor of happiness, while gender does not. Self-esteem improvement will help in the reduction of mental health problems in youth. Limitations, future directions, and implications were discussed.

Cite this article:
Verma and Jha (2022). The Predicting effect of Self-Esteem and Gender on Youth’s Happiness. Journal of Ravishankar University (Part-A: SOCIAL-SCIENCE), 28(2), pp. 22-29.DOI: https://doi.org/10.52228/JRUA.2022-28-2-3


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