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Effect of Family Violence on Mental Health: A Study of Adolescents

Abstract


Like our physical health, mental health is also important at every stage of life, it influences the daily life as well as the future. The purpose of the present investigation was to study the effect of family violence on mental health of adolescents. The sample comprised 120 adolescents. The subjects were divided into three groups on the basis of family violence i.e. high family violence (40), average family violence (40) and low family violence (40).  In each cell there were equal numbers of boys and girls, aged 16 to 19. Family Violence Inventory and Mental Health Inventory were administered. 3x2 factorial design was employed. The data were analyzed through Mean and ANOVA. Findings show that family violence significantly affects mental health whereas gender does not significantly affect the level of mental health. 


Keywords

Family violence, mental health, gender, adolescents

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