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Research Paper | Psychology Science | India | Volume 4 Issue 5, May 2015
Rational Thinking of School Going Children and its Relation with Mental Health
Tanmay L. Joshi
Abstract: If we are able to understand the tendency of irrational thinking of children at an early age, compared to adults, we can easily deal with the emotional disturbances of children because as the age increases, the irrational perception may become philosophy of life. Comparatively, to prevent and to deal with emotional disturbances it is easy to identify and deal with the deep rooted irrational perceptions of children. Mental health of children is just as important as their physical health. Good mental health allows children and young people to develop the resilience to cope with life and grow into well rounded and healthy adults. With this perspective, the present study tries to find out the relationship between Rational thinking and Mental health (Confidence, Sociability, Self-sufficiency and Neurotic tendency). It is hypothesize that Rational thinking will be positively correlated with Mental health. Researchers have used the tools 1. Survey of Rational thinking by W. Knaus and 2. Vyaktitva Shodhika (a personality inventory) by Dr. U. Khire (JPIP, Pune). Sample size will be 400 (N= 400, 200 boys/200girls). It will be collected from various schools of Nashik city. Pearson product moment correlation and -t- test will be applied. The present study may provide a good support to inculcate emotional-management programs for higher secondary school going children.
Keywords: Rational thinking, mental health, School going children
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 5, May 2015,
Pages: 624 - 625