Nimisha Roy, Thereza Mathias
Abstract: Introduction A Large number of children grow up with a parent who has a mental health problem. Parents and children or young people often feel isolated and unsupported when the parent is unwell, which can increase distress and anxiety across the family. Aims and Objectives To assess the psychological well being among children of mentally ill parents, to determine the self esteem among children of mentally ill parents, to find the correlation between psychological well being and self esteem among children of mentally ill parents, to find the association of psychological well being and self esteem among children of mentally ill parents with selected demographic variables. Study design descriptive corelational study design Methods and materials study was conducted among 100 children (18-25years) of mentally ill parents by using purposive sampling technique. A survey approach was used in the study. Tools used for the study were Demographic Proforma, Psychological well being scale by Bhogle and Jaiprakash and Rosenbergs self esteem scale. Results Majority, (55 %) of the samples found to be having intermediate psychological well-being. 45 % of the samples were having high psychological well-being. None of the samples had poor psychological well being. Highest percentage (91 %) of subjects had normal level of self-esteem and 6 % had low self-esteem and 3 % had high self-esteem. There is no significant correlation between the level of Psychological well-being and self esteem scores among children of mentally ill parents. There is a significant association between psychological well being scores and gender (p< 0.034). However the psychological well-being scores with other variables showed no significance at 0.05 levels.
Keywords: Psychological well-being, self esteem, mentally ill parents, correlational study