Dr. Ch Maria Rojamma, Dr. E. Manjuvani
Abstract: The main objective of the present study was to find out the influence of parent child relationship, school environment and peer relationship on mental health of adolescents. The study was conducted in Guntur town of Andhra Pradesh. Multistage random sampling was used to select 285 boys and 285 girls from 8th, 9th and 10th standards of selected high schools. Parent Child Relationship Scale, School Environment Inventory, Peer Relationship Scale and Mental Health Inventory were used to collect the necessary data. Results revealed that the School Environment contributed 9.36 percent of variance in the prediction of Mental Health Liabilities and 3.87 percent of variance in the prediction of Mental Health Assets. Peer Relationship contributed highest percent of variance (18.66) in the prediction of Mental Health Assets. Mother-Child Relationship accounted for 2.63 percent of variance in Mental Health Liabilities and Father-Child Relationship explained 2.45 percent of variance in the prediction of Mental Health Assets. Poor and unhealthy atmosphere of the school contributes towards development of mental health problems among adolescents. Hence appropriate measures are to be taken to maintain conducive environment in the school which contributes towards positive mental health of the adolescents.
Keywords: Parent Child Relationship, School Environment, Peer Relationship, Mental Health, Adolescents