Parental involvement, academic performance and mental wellbeing of selected pre- university students of udupi district

Rochelle Jane Dsa, Blessy Prabha Valsaraj, Renjulal Yesodharan

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Background: Adolescence is a changing phase of physical and psychological growth and development which occurs during the period from puberty to adulthood. Mental wellbeing is important, if adolescent has good mental wellbeing, it helps in increasing self-esteem and better academic performance. The study was conducted to understand whether parental involvement is important for adolescents in the field of academic performance and mental wellbeing. Objectives: The objectives were to assess the parental involvement, academic performance and mental wellbeing among the adolescents and to assess the relationship between them. Method: The design was Survey approach. Total of 380 adolescents were selected using purposive sampling method. The data related to parental involvement was collected based on 32 item Parental Involvement Scale developed by the researchers, academic performance was obtained from mid-term examination and the mental wellbeing was assessed using Warwick Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale. Results: Among the 380 adolescents, parental involvement was good among 300 (78.9%), adolescents. With regard to academic performance majority 230(60.5%) obtained first class in their mid-term examination. The mental wellbeing was high among 233 (61.30%) adolescents. Spearman’s rho revealed significant low positive relationship between parental involvement and academic performance rs =0.334, p=0.001, academic performance and mental wellbeing rs =0.103, p=0.045 and parental involvement and mental wellbeing of adolescents rs =0.371, p=0.001. Conclusion: In support to the literature, this study found that higher the parental involvement, greater is the academic performance and mental wellbeing of adolescents. Parental involvement is very essential.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-278
Number of pages6
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 06-2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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