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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:9, September, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(9): 1032-1040

Mental Health Status of Government and Non-Government Institutionalized Children-A Comparative Study
K. Shubhasri Devi, L. Uma Devi and G. Amruta Gonal
Department of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Home Science, Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Guntur, AP, India
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Mental health is important for individuals, especially children. The importance of healthy mental and physical development for children cannot be overemphasized. The consequences of poor mental health in childhood extend into adulthood, increasing the likelihood of low educational achievement, criminality and violence, adult mental disorder, unhealthy lifestyles and the risk of ill health. The present study was carried out in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh to study the Mental Health Status of institutionalized children. The sample comprised of 60 children (30 Government institution children and 30 Non –Government institution children). The sample was collected from the Government and Non- Government institutions by using purposive sampling. Mental health of institutionalized children was studied by using Mental Health Battery (MHB) developed by Arun Kumar Singh and Alpana Sen Gupta (2000). Certain statistical techniques like Mean, S.D and Z-value were used to analyze the data. The result confirms that there is significant mean difference between Government and Non-Government institutional children on their mental health.

Keywords: Mental health, Government, Non-government, Institution, Orphan, Orphanages

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Shubhasri Devi, K., L. Uma Devi and Amruta Gonal, G. 2018. Mental Health Status of Government and Non-Government Institutionalized Children-A Comparative Study.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(9): 1032-1040. doi:
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