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Making College Campuses More Conducive For Girls: A Study in Preventive Mental Health

Indian Journal of Sustainable Development

Volume 1 Issue 2

Published: 2015
Author(s) Name: Sandeep Jagdale | Author(s) Affiliation: Assistant Prof, Dept of Social Work, Walchand College of Arts & Science, Solapur, Maharashtra, India
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Abstract

The present study aimed at revealing prevalence of mental health issues and interrelated variables of mental health in general population, especially in girls. The sample of the study consisted sixty under-graduate and post-graduate college going girl students, in the age range of eighteen to twenty-three years from Solapur city (Maharashtra). The participants were administered the Mental Health Battery Scale. The results of percentages showed that more than two-fifth proportion of respondents has low mental health. Chisquare values revealed that the bio-socio-demographic variables of the respondent have no significant association with total score of Mental Health Battery. However, the study has made an attempt to explore mental health education components for changing academic milieu for girls to have better mental health. It also embraced life skill education at campus.

Keywords: Girl, Academic Milieu, Mental Health Education, Preventive Mental Health

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