International Journal of Social Science and Human Behavior Study
Author(s) : MAHIPATSINH D. CHAVDA, SHRADDHA.B.RAI
The aim of the present research is to study the effect of Culture and Gender on well-being of adolescents. Well-being is one of the most important aspects of human being and the state of well-being can be attained in terms of healthy body with healthy mind. Well-being has been defined as encompassing people’s cognitive and affective evaluations of their lives. Wellbeing has been interchangeably used with health and quality of life. According to the WHO, the main determinants of health include the Social, Economic and the physical environment and the person’s individual characteristics and behaviors. WHO lists other factors that can influence the well-being of a person such as the gender, culture, education, social, support networks and health services. The main objective of the present investigation is to know the effect of Culture and Gender on well-being of adolescents. The sample of 180 adolescents belonging to Vernacular and Convent Culture were selected randomly from Vernacular and Convent culture schools of Ahmedabad City of Gujarat (India). General Well-being Scale by Dr. Ashok Kalia and Ms. Anita Deswal was administered to measure the Physical. Emotional, Social and school well-being, the result shows that the significant difference found between Culture and Well-being in adolescents. Gender is also affect significantly to the well-being of adolescents.