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Influence of Body Build, Physical Appearance and General Health Status on Depression Levels of Urban, Rural and Slum Adolescent Girls and Boys

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 3)

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Page : 392-395

Keywords : Body build; physical appearance; depression levels;

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A sample of 600 randomly selected adolescent boys and girls in the age range of 16 to 18 years and studying in std. Xth, XIth and XIIth. In all randomly selected samples 300 samples were belonged to Ambajogai taluka and 300 samples from Latur taluka. Among that 100 each from Urban, Slum and Rural area with 50 boys and 50 girls in each area. In Latur taluka remaining 300 samples divided like Ambajogai taluka. The data pertaining to the study was collected by administering Depression Scale by Karim and Tiwari 1986 and revised Socio- economic Status Scale of Kuppuswamy in addition to personally interviewing the sample adolescents. The ANOVA test F values and Correlation r values indicates that adolescent girls and boys is strongly influenced by their gender appropriate body build, physical appearance and general health status.

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