Dr. Jyoti Prasad, Vinita Kumari Sinha
Abstract: Maternal Acceptance Rejection and Psychological Well-being of Adolescents Dr. (Mrs.) Jyoti Prasad Mrs. Vinita Kumari Sinha - Adolescents are the most important assets of any nation and Mother plays the most influential role in shaping the adolescent`s personality. Relationship between mother and child has a major influence on a child overall development. The beliefs, thoughts, attitudes and behaviours of the mother has a powerful impact on the socio-emotional and cognitive development of children. Globalization has led to changes in various fields of life. Each individual is looking for new opportunities, growth and financial independence. Family relations are also deeply influenced. The western influence of individualism has led to an aspirational youth. Concept of family job and tradition are changing rapidly. In this technological world media, social networking sites etc are influencing the deep-rooted traditional Indian values. In this changing world the child mother relation has also been impacted. This paper aims at studying the impact of maternal acceptance-rejection on the Psychological wellbeing of the adolescents. It was hypothesized that adolescents who perceived maternal acceptance will have high level of wellbeing than their counterpart who perceived maternal rejection. The sample of the study comprised of 100 students of class 12 (50 maternally accepted and 50 rejected), selected from Ranchi town on the basis of PARQ score. To collect the required data for the present study Psychological wellbeing scale of Verma and Verma was administered on the subjects. The obtained data was analyzed with the help of Mean, SD and t test. Result shows that maternally accepted adolescents have high level of wellbeing in comparison to the maternally rejected adolescents.
Keywords: Adolescents, Psychological wellbeing, Maternal Acceptance Rejection