EDITORIAL ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF ADOLESCENTS
Prof. V. Suresh

* Professor, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India

ABSTRACT

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EFFECTS OF ETHNICITY AND GENDER ON EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIOURAL PROBLEMS IN YOUNG ADOLESCENTS
D.V. Venu Gopal*, Georgitta J. Valiyamattam**, A.Ashok*** and K.Madhu****

*Lecturer (Psychology and Human Values), AP IIT, Nuzvid, Andhra Pradesh. E-mail: venugopal.psy@gmail.com
**Research Scholar, Dept. of Psychology and Parapsychology, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. E-mail: georgia11felicity@gmail.com
***Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychology and Parapsychology, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. E-mail: a_ashok66@yahoo.com
****Professor, Dept. of Psychology and Parapsychology, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. E-mail: mkosuri@gmail.com


ABSTRACT

In the pluralistic Indian society, a comprehensive picture of adolescent problems warrants cross-cultural research incorporating mainstream and marginalized communities. In spite of this palpable necessity, a majority of research on adolescents centers on mainstream sections. In this context, a comparative analysis of problem behaviors in tribal and non-tribal adolescents becomes vital. Drawing on these lines, we investigated the independent and interactive effects of ethnicity and gender on emotional and behavioral problems in tribal and non-tribal school going adolescents. 452 adolescents, with an equal number of tribals and non-tribals (age range = 10 to 15 years, boys= 48.9 %, girls =51.1%) completed measures of emotional and behavioral problems. Results indicated significant interactive effects of ethnicity and gender on anxious/depressed symptoms and aggressiveness, with tribal girls exhibiting higher levels of both. Tribal adolescents reported significantly higher degree of emotional, aggressive and other problems. Overall, boys reported significantly higher degree of somatic complaints.

Key Words:Emotional Problems, Behavioral Problems, Young Adolescents, Ethnicity, Gender.

STUDY ON QUALITY OF LIFE PARENTS HAVING CHILDREN WITH AUTISM
Jagdish Buwade*

*Jagdish Buwade (Rehabilitation Psychologist) Dept. of Clinical Psychology, Thakur Hariprasad Institute of Research and Rehabilitation for the Mentally Handicapped (THPI), Vivekanand Nagar, Dilsukh Nagar Hyderabad, 500060. (AP).

ABSTRACT

This research study was an attempt to investigate the Quality of Life of parents having children with Autism. Sample consisted of 40 parents having children with autism who were attending special School at Thakur Hari Prasad Institute of Research and Rehabilitation for the Mentally Handicapped, Hyderabad (AP)). Survey method, convenient sampling technique and WHOQOL-BREEF tool was used for data collection. Data were analysed by using descriptive statistical techniques like mean, SD. Parents having children with autism displayed significant impairment in their quality of life especially in the area of psychological and environment domain .Findings of these research work will be helpful in building intervention programme and policy making to enhance quality of life of parents having children with autism.

Key Words:Quality of Life, Parent and Autism.

ENHANCEMENT SELF-ESTEEM AMONG ADOLESCENTS THROUGH POSITIVE THERAPY
Ms. K. Mubeen Banu*, Dr. S. Gayatridevi**

*Research Scholar,
**Assistant Professor Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore – 641 043


ABSTRACT

Five schools from Coimbatore City such as KPM Matriculation Higher Secondary School, John Bosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Carmel Garden Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Nehru Vidyalaya Higher Secondary School and Avinashilingam Higher Secondary School were selected for the present study. Six hundred students studying in XI standard were screened using the Case Study Schedule (Hemalatha, 2008) and Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale. Out of them 394 students with Very Low/ Low Self-esteem were selected for the study. The psychological intervention called, Positive Therapy (Hemalatha, 2004) was given to all the adolescents. All the four strategies of Positive Therapy namely, Relaxation Therapy, Counselling, Exercises and Behavioural Assignments were applied. The subjects were provided with Positive Therapy for 30 sessions; each session lasted for about one hour, over a period of 6 weeks. The results showed that the major causes of Low Self-esteem were adaptation of wrong coping strategies and negative perception about self and the environment. Initially, the entire adolescents had Very Low/ Low Self-esteem. But after the administration of Positive Therapy, for 6 weeks, there was a drastic enhancement of self-esteem among the Adolescents.

ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE, ACADEMIC STRESS AND COPING STRATEGIES
G. Jagan*

*Ph.D Research Scholar, Faculty of Education, IASE, Osmania University, Hyderabad

ABSTRACT

This paper potentially predicts academic related stress on students. In particular, the relationships among the coping strategies used by students, social support, the parenting style used by students' mothers and fathers, students' experience of anxiety, and academic-related stress are examined. The world is becoming more and more competitive. Quality of performance has become the key factor for personal progress. Parents desire that their children climb the ladder of performance to as high a level as possible. This desire for a high level of achievement puts a lot of pressure on students, teachers, school management and in general the education system itself. Academic achievement is an attained ability or degree of competence in school task, usually measured by standardized tests and expressed in grades or units based on norms derived from a vide sampling of pupils' performance. Studies reveal that even low or moderate levels of stress can interfere with task performance. Cognitive reactions of stress result in the inability to concentrate. Excessive stress hampers students' performance at all levels of education leading to physical, psychological, sociological imbalance. In the vicious circle of this stress a light of coping strategies should be predicted & exercised.

Key Words:Academic Performance, Academic Stress, Coping strategies, social support, Parenting, Adolescents.

ECOLOGICAL INTELLIGENCE- THE FUTURE OF LIFE
Dr. Molly Joy*

*Head, Department of Psychology, KristuJayanti College, Bangalore, mollyjj@rediffmail.com, dr. molly@kristujayanti.com

ABSTRACT

Ecological intelligence can be referred to the manifestation of behavioural attribute that contribute in making of decision that ecologically safe at personal, local and global levels (Dr Mohammed 2010). The concept of ecological intelligence is proposed to cover all the consumption, behaviour, movement, and transport, production patterns where the decisions are to be influenced for making the best use of energy generated through organic and inorganic processes. Operationalization of the concept of ecological intelligence is needed for meeting the needs of climate change and ensuring that there is equity, social and global cohesion in accessing the renewable resource based livelihoods and services.The world is increasingly complex, interdependent and unsustainable, yet conversely, the way we perceive, think, and educate tends to be fragmentary and limited. The challenges we face are too varied, too subtle, and too complicated to be understood and overcome by a single person; their recognition and solution require intense efforts by a vastly diverse range of experts, businesspeople, activists and by all of us. As a group we need to learn what dangers we face, what their causes are, and how to render them harmless, on the one hand, and, on the other, to see the new opportunities these solutions offer. If we want the chance of a sustainable future, we need to think relationally with human consciousness and enhance our knowledge and awareness on ecological safety and sustainability. Therefore we need a collective determination to sustain our eco system.

ATTITUDES OF PARENTS TOWARDS CHILDREN WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES
Dr. Uma Rani*

*Asst. Prof. Department of Psychology, SPW Degree & PG College, Tirupati, E-mail: umashastri1310@gmail.com

ABSTRACT

Purpose: This study explored parental attitudes towards children with specific learning disabilities.
Method: The study sample comprised parents of 60 children (30 boys and 30 girls) with Learning Disability who attend the Psychiatry Out-Patient Department at Ruia Government Hospital, Tirupati. The attitudes of parents were assessed using the Parental Attitude Scale. Results: The results revealed significant differences related to gender of the children on various domains of the scale. Conclusion: The study highlights the need to educate parents to lower their expectations for children with specific learning disabilities, and to strengthen the social support network of these children’s families.

Key Words:Parental attitude, Learning disability.

IMPACT OF STRESS AND TYPE OF COMPANY ON JOB PERFORMANCE AMONG MEDICAL SALES REPRESENTATIVES
*Are. Suresh Babu **K. Chandraiah

*Research Scholar ** Professor, Department of Psychology, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, and Email: sureshphd101@gmail.com.

ABSTRACT

Background: In the changing global scenario sales organizations have to manage change in an effective way.
Objectives: 1.To knows the level of impact of pressure management on job performance of respondents.2. To study the contribution of demographic variable i.e. type of company on Medical Sales Representative’s job performance.
Methods: The participants were met during their periodical meetings held at Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai. After their willingness, the participants were supplied with questionnaires vi.z, Pressure Management Indicator and Job performance scale along with the personal details through their email address and the data were collected. Almost 80% of representatives have returned the questionnaires filled by them. The independent variable is the Pressure Management and the dependent variable is job performance in the study. 
 Results: The study reveals that there is a significant impact of pressure management   on the performance among Medical Sales executives. The study reveals that there is significant contribution of type of company (national and multinational) on job performance.
Chief findings: pressure management is an important predictor of job performance in pharmaceutical sales. Comparatively Medical Sales Representatives working in multinational companies have better performance than the executives of national companies.

Key Words:  pressure management, Type of Company, Job Performance, Medical Sales Representatives.

IMPACT OF EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE ON ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF 8TH CLASS STUDENTS.
Dr. Farzana*

*Asst.Professor in Psychology, Dr.K.R.C.College of Education, Renigunta.

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                 The present study attempts to investigate the impact of emotional intelligence on academic achievement of 8th class students.  The sample of the study consisted of 120 students. The data were collected from 60 boys and 60 girls from 6 high schools  of the Renigunta mandal. The 120 students were administered emotional intelligence scale   in group of 20 students. The half-yearly exam marks were taken as measure of academic performance in the present study. Emotional intelligence constituted the independent variable of the study and academic achievement is the dependent variable of the study.  The data were analyzed using means, standard deviations, ANOVA and t-test where ever necessary. Based on the results obtained, it is concluded that emotional  intelligence is found to have significant impact on academic achievement. Students with high emotional intelligence performed better than the students with moderate and low emotional intelligence.

EFFECTIVENESS OF MASK PLAY SESSION TO IMPROVE SOCIAL SKILLS AND ATTENTION IN CHILDREN WITH AUTISM AND MENTAL RETARDATION
*Rajesh Ramachandran

*Rehabilitation Officer, National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

ABSTRACT

Mask is a theatre tool/technique. Used in most ancient theatre of Greece, India and Japan and many ancient civilizations used mask in ritualistic performances. Mask covers the face of the actor in order to depict a specific role. It helps the actor to become a character. Masks enlarge the actor's features so that the character's image would register in the minds of the audience. Mask can be used for children with autism to increase their eye contact, A child and a parent or care giver wear the mask and sit at a convenient place (may be on the floor and specifically at the eye level of the child) and start looking at each other. The present study focuses on effectiveness of mask during a play session on 8 children, who belonged to the moderate level of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) associated with Mental Retardation. The study indicated that the children improved in some of the areas of social relationship and cognitive component.

Key Words:Mask, Autism

PROBLEM SOLVING ABILITY AND SOCIAL COMPETENCE IN RELATION TO LOW BIRTH WEIGHT AMONG CHILDREN
Dr. V. Sudhakar Babu* and Dr. K. Chandraiah**

*Research Scholar, ** Professor of psychology, Department of Psychology, S.V.University, Tirupati, AP. Email. chandraiah2002@yahoo.co.uk

ABSTRACT

Background:  Long-term risks of early challenging behavior include delinquency and conduct disorders in childhood and adolescence and social and emotional difficulties in adulthood including substance abuse and psychiatric illness (Campbell, 1995; Huffman, Mehlinger, & Kerivan, 2000; Kupersmidt & Coie, 1990; Vitaro, Tremblay, Gagnon, & Pelletier, 1994). Objective: major objective of the study is to examine whether children with low birth weight experience poor social competence and problem solving ability than other children. The study also planned to study whether birth order and nature of birth will influence on social competence among children. Method: The social competence (teacher rating) scale and problem solving ability scale along with personal details of students were given to the concern teachers and requested them to rate their students social competence. Sample: the sample for the present study is consisted of 208 students studying 10th standard in Tirupati City of Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. Results: there is a significant impact of birth weight and nature of birth on problem solving ability and  social competence. But there is no significant impact of birth order on social competence. The students with low birth weight have obtained lower level of social competence  and problem solving ability when compared to the children with normal and above normal weight. It is also noted that the normally born children have better problem solving ability and  social competence than the cesarean born children. Further, it is also noticed that there are no significant difference on social competence among children with birth order.

Key Words: Social competence  birth order  birth weight   cesarean birth

JACQUES LACAN – LESSONS FOR COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
Paras Sharma*

* Programme Coordinator, iCALL Psychosocial Helpline, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Deonar, Mumbai 400088. email: paras.sharma@tiss.edu

ABSTRACT

Jacques Lacan (1901-1981) is the most influential mind in the field of Psychoanalysis after Freud himself. His reinterpretations of ideas of the unconscious, the Oedipus complex, penis envy etc. give completion to Freud's inchoate concepts, and at times explain them better than Freud himself. His trailblazing exploits notwithstanding, his work has never been readily accepted in mainstream psychology. In spite of this Lacan's work is celebrated in fields as diverse as design, women's study and mass-media. The current paper presents a detailed introduction to Lacan's most important ideas viz. the mirror stage, the unconscious, and the Oedipus complex, as a foundation to discuss Lacanian Psychoanalysis and the lessons that can be drawn from it in modern-day practice. The author hopes that the paper serves as the starting point for a deeper, richer engagement with and critique of Lacan's contributions to psychotherapy.

Key Words: Lacan, Freud, Psychoanalysis, Counselling.

PSYCHO-SOCIAL PROBLEMS OF THE AGED: WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO HANDLOOM FAMILIES
N. Dharmaiah*, Dr. K. Sreenivasa Rao**

* Research Scholar (Part time), Dept. of Human Rights & Social Development S.V. University TIRUPATI-2.
**Associate Professor (Retd), Dept. of Psychology, S.V. University, TIRUPATI-2.


ABSTRACT

                Aging is a universal phenomenon. Studies related to aged are voluminous.  However, studies related to problems of aged from handloom families are limited.  Several studies reported suicidal death among handloom families owing to poverty.  The need of the hour is counseling these sections of the society.  The researcher in the present study aiming to study the Psycho-socio and economic problems of the aged from these handloom families. The sample of the study consists of 30 men and 30 women each aged more than 60 years.  With the support of intensive case study the various issues related to aged would be collected, analyzed and discussed in this paper.

Key Words:Emotional

PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING AND JOB SATISFACTION IN EXECUTIVES
Dr. Ravindranath K. Murthy*

* Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Institute of Advanced Study in Education, Osmania University, Hyderabad email:2891835@gmail.com.

ABSTRACT

                The purpose of the present investigation was to examine the relationship between Psychological Well-being and Job Satisfaction among executives. Using psychometrically sound instruments to measure Psychological well-being and Job Satisfaction on a sample of 261 executives the primary data for the study was generated. Data analysis revealed that there is a significant positive relation between psychological well-being  and Job Satisfaction of executives. The meaning of this result and implications of this finding are discussed in this study.

Key Words: Psychological well-being, Job Satisfaction, Work Attitudes

HEALTH PROBLEMS AMONG COMMUNITY DWELLING AND ELDERLY LIVING IN OLD AGE HOMES – AN EXPLORATIVE STUDY
Dr. S.Haseena * & Dr.L.K.Reddy**

* Scholar, Dept. of Psychology, S.V.University, Tirupati
** Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychology, S.V.University, Tirupati


ABSTRACT

Each stage of life span has its own vigor, set of responsibilities and concerns. Generally, changes that occur with the advancement of age cast a dooming effect on health of an individual. Generally it is assumed that old age is a stage of sickness and disability. The present study is aimed at identifying the health problems in the community living elderly and in old age homes. 70 case studies were conducted to identify the common health problems of the elderly people and the care taken by them towards the health problems.

INFLUENCE OF MANAGEMNT AND LOCALITY ON THE STUDY HABITS OF U.G.STUDENTS
Dr. Y. Sreenivasulu Reddy*

* Research Scholar, Dept.of Education, S.V.University, Tirupati, yarvasrinivasulureddy@gmail.com

ABSTRACT

The study habits have such a great importance with regard to educational improvement. Good students are often found to have not only skill disabilities and personal problems but also inefficient study methods. The study was conducted on under graduate students to their study habits in relation to management and locality. Study Habits Inventory (SHI) standardized by the investigator was used for this study. The sample frame for the study consist of 723 male and 477 female students (N=1200) studying second year undergraduate course in S.V. University area consisting of three revenue districts namely Chittoor, YSR and Nellore Districts of Andhra Pradesh state. Mean, SD, F—test were used to analyze the data.

TEACHER PERFORMANCE IN RELATION TO PERSONAL STRAIN AND COPING AMONG HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS
P.Sudhamayi*

* NCERT Doctoral Fellow, Department Of Psychology, S.V.University, Tirupati.

ABSTRACT

                Teacher Performance is the way in which a teacher behaves in the process of teaching. Teacher’s performance is known to be related to teacher’s effectiveness. The teacher performance is the most crucial input in the field of education. Whatever policies may be laid down, in the ultimate analysis, these have to be interpreted and implemented by the teachers, as much as through their personal examples and teaching-learning processes. Keeping this in view a  study was conducted on a sample of 720 teachers working in different schools in Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh.  Occupational Stress Inventory developed by Samuel H. Osipow and Arnold R. Spokane (1987) were administered to Personal Strain and coping strategies. Appropriate statistical techniques were applied to analyse the data. Results indicate that there is significant negative correlation between Teacher Performance and Personal strain and positive relation with the Coping.

Key Words:  Teacher Performance, Personal Strain, Coping ,High school Teachers.

A STUDY ON ATTITUDE OF INTERMEDIATE STUDENTS TOWARDS VALUE ORIENTED
EDUCATION IN RELATION TO SOCIO ECONOMIC STATUS AND PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS
Dr. M. Mohan Reddy*

*Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Education, S.V.University, Tirupati

ABSTRACT

Education is a process aimed at socializing and humanizing individual citizens throughout their life from birth to till death. It is institutionalized and formal for a specific period but life long and suited to one's environment, ability, interest, aspiration, aptitude, attitude etc and carried on preferably out side the institutional premises throughout life formally and informally and is more significant and rewarding. Values are eternal in nature and any amount of negligence of promoting values from childhood onwards is likely to have its impact on the individual and society at large. Indian tradition is deeply rooted for value system and the values which require the attention of the school system. Values are described as the socially defined desires and goals that are internalized through the process of conditioning, learning and socializations. The values namely; social value, religious value, moral value, theoretical value, political value, aesthetic value, economic value democratic value, health value and value oriented education have significantly influenced the academic achievement of students. Hence emphasis may be laid on promoting these values among intermediate students.

Key Words: Value education, Socio Economic status, intelligence, Self concept.

AN ANALYTICAL STUDY OF THE ATTITUDES OF B.Ed. STUDENTS TOWARDS VALUE ORIENTED
EDUCATION IN S.V.UNIVERSITY REGION
Dr. Y. Sreenivasulu Reddy*

*Dept.of Education, S.V.University, Tirupati, yarvasrinivasulureddy@gmail.com

ABSTRACT

Value oriented education gives the virtuous inner motives and actions and the inner consciousness from which more actions emerge as outer actions. There are several actions which may apparently seem to be good and right is the outer form, and yet, if there are not spontaneous expressions of the right fidelity, they cease to have any moral and spiritual values. Education should foster universal and external values. In our culturally plural society good education should be oriented towards the unity and integrity of our people. Value education is essentially a matter of educating the feelings and emotions. It is the 'training of the heart' and consists in developing the right feelings and emotions. Unfortunately education is becoming day-by-day more or less materialistic and the traditions are being slowly given up. Modern Indians is being educated mainly with the bread and butter aim of educations gradates run after money, power, comforts without caring for any values.

COGNITIVE ABILITIES AND I-E LOCUS OF CONTROL AMONG POST-GRADUATE LANGUAGE STUDENTS
Harikrishna Pakanati K.Radhammaa*, Chandraiah Kotta b**

* Research Scholars, Dept of psychology, Department of Linguistics& Foreign Languages,S.V. University, Tirupati-517502, India
** Professor, Dept of psychology, S.V. University, Tirupati-517502, India


ABSTRACT

A large body of evidence suggests that students studying languages are better in using their memory or stored information in their day to day career life and it influences on ones personality such as locus of control or lower order personality traits (see Ackerman & Heggestad, 1997; Chamorro-Premuzic & Furnham, 2005). It is possible to identify various ''classes" of factors associated with school performance (Johnson, McGee, & Iacono, 2006) including, for example, intelligence, family factors, peers, motivational factors, and others. The study aims at examining the impact of cognitive abilities and self-esteem and locus of control on academic performance of lingual and bilingual post graduate language students. The study consists of 200 (100 male and 100 female) university post graduate language students located in Tirupati City of Andhra Pradesh, India. A well standardized and widely used Wechsler Memory scale was used to assess different cognitive abilities of language both Telugu (local language) and English (bi-lingual) and locus of control scale developed by Rotter (1969) was used. The findings of the study revealed significant differences between students of Telugu and English, gender (male and female) students. The results suggest that cognitive ability play a unique role in predicting ones personality. The students who are learning foreign language i.e., English are possessing better cognitive abilities than the students learning only local language i.e., Telugu. The study revealed that these two groups did not differ significantly on I-E locus of control.

Key Words: cognitive abilities, personality, memory, lingual, bi-lingual;

SELF-ESTEEM AND SELF-EFFICACY AMONG HIGH SCHOOL CHILDREN
G.Sridevi*, D.Sriveni**, A.G.George***D.V. Venu Gopal*,

* PhD Scholar, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA Email: sridevirehab.psy@gmail.com
**PhD Scholar, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA, Email: d.sriveni@yahoo.com
***Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Astra Alayen centre for Mental Health, Nilabur, Kerala, INDIA, Email: aggeorge12@rediffmail.com


ABSTRACT

                A large body of evidence suggests that students studying languages are better in using their memory or stored information in their day to day career life and it influences on ones personality such as locus of control  or lower order personality traits (see Ackerman & Heggestad, 1997; Chamorro-Premuzic & Furnham, 2005). It is possible to identify various ‘‘classes” of factors associated with school performance (Johnson, McGee, & Iacono, 2006) including, for example, intelligence, family factors, peers, motivational factors, and others. The study aims at examining the impact of cognitive abilities and self-esteem and locus of control on academic performance of lingual and bilingual post graduate language students. The study consists of 200 (100 male and 100 female) university post graduate language students located in  Tirupati City of Andhra Pradesh, India. A well standardized and widely used Wechsler Memory scale was used to assess different cognitive abilities of language both Telugu (local language) and English (bi-lingual) and locus of control scale developed by Rotter (1969) was used. The findings of the study revealed significant differences between students of Telugu and English, gender (male and female) students. The results suggest that cognitive ability play a unique role in predicting ones personality. The students who are learning foreign language i.e., English are possessing better cognitive abilities than the students learning only local language i.e., Telugu. The study revealed that these two groups did not differ significantly on I-E locus of control.

Key Words: Self-efficacy, Self-esteem, High School children

COPING STRATEGIES AND WELL-BEING OF PERSONS WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITY (PWPD): THE INDIAN SCENE
Dr. Nishi Tripathi*

*Associate Professor & In Charge, Dept. of Psychology, Chitamber School of Humanities and Social Sciences Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences (SHIATS), Formerly Allahabad Agricultural Institute, Deemed University, Allahabad

ABSTRACT

                The present study investigates coping strategies and well-being of the PWPD. A total no. of 100 participants were interviewed using structured questionnaire. Their age range was from 10-65 years (M=27.11). It was largely an urban sample. The income of the respondents ranged from Rs. 1000 to Rs. 601234 per month (M=18148.59). The main cause of their disability was Polio (70%). The data was quantitatively and qualitatively analyzed. The findings of the results suggest that most of the PWPD. (39%) perceived themselves as inferior to others (non-disabled). One of the most interesting finding was that females described them more negatively in comparison to males.  In the quantitative analyses it was found that perception of self was significantly positively correlated with overall wellbeing and coping strategies. The findings of the results revealed that overall wellbeing is found to be significantly positively correlated with coping strategies and its different dimensions; it suggests that those PWPD who reported more wellbeing had used more coping strategies like repair, withdrawal, acceptance and fatalism. The findings were further analyzed in terms of psychological and physiological wellbeing and the same result was found. The present findings also had implications for the future researches.        

Key Words: Self-efficacy, Self-esteem, High School children

COPING STRATEGIES AND WELL-BEING OF PERSONS WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITY (PWPD): THE INDIAN SCENE
Dr. Nishi Tripathi*

*Associate Professor & In Charge, Dept. of Psychology, Chitamber School of Humanities and Social Sciences Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences (SHIATS), Formerly Allahabad Agricultural Institute, Deemed University, Allahabad

ABSTRACT

                The present study investigates coping strategies and well-being of the PWPD. A total no. of 100 participants were interviewed using structured questionnaire. Their age range was from 10-65 years (M=27.11). It was largely an urban sample. The income of the respondents ranged from Rs. 1000 to Rs. 601234 per month (M=18148.59). The main cause of their disability was Polio (70%). The data was quantitatively and qualitatively analyzed. The findings of the results suggest that most of the PWPD. (39%) perceived themselves as inferior to others (non-disabled). One of the most interesting finding was that females described them more negatively in comparison to males.  In the quantitative analyses it was found that perception of self was significantly positively correlated with overall wellbeing and coping strategies. The findings of the results revealed that overall wellbeing is found to be significantly positively correlated with coping strategies and its different dimensions; it suggests that those PWPD who reported more wellbeing had used more coping strategies like repair, withdrawal, acceptance and fatalism. The findings were further analyzed in terms of psychological and physiological wellbeing and the same result was found. The present findings also had implications for the future researches.        

Key Words: Self-efficacy, Self-esteem, High School children

IMPACT OF RELIGION, SOCIAL CLASS, INCOME AND TYPE OF FAMILY ON THE MENTAL HEALTH OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS (X CLASS)
Dr.P.Ramachandraiah*

* Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology, S.V. University, Tirupati.

ABSTRACT

A study was carried out on 120 high school students (X class) to assess the impact of religion, social class, income and type of family on their mental health. Mental Health Analysis Questionnaire designed by Manjuvani (1989) was administered to assess the mental health of students. Results revealed that students from Hindu families are better in their mental health than the students from Non-Hindu families. Students belong to forward social class are better in their mental health than the students of backward social class. Students from high income group are better in their mental health than the Students from low income group. Students hail from joint families are better in their mental health than the students of nuclear families.

Key Words: Self-efficacy, Self-esteem, High School children

YOGA FOR HEALTH AND STRESS MANAGEMENT
Dr. S. Lakshmana Swamy* & Dr. M. Chandraiah**

*MA, M.Ed, Ph.D, Dept.of Philosophy, SV University, Tirupati

ABSTRACT

Value oriented education gives the virtuous inner motives and actions and the inner consciousness from which more actions emerge as outer actions. There are several actions which may apparently seem to be good and right is the outer form, and yet, if there are not spontaneous expressions of the right fidelity, they cease to have any moral and spiritual values. Education should foster universal and external values. In our culturally plural society good education should be oriented towards the unity and integrity of our people. Value education is essentially a matter of educating the feelings and emotions. It is the 'training of the heart' and consists in developing the right feelings and emotions. Unfortunately education is becoming day-by-day more or less materialistic and the traditions are being slowly given up. Modern Indians is being educated mainly with the bread and butter aim of educations gradates run after money, power, comforts without caring for any values.

EIGHT-FOLD PATH
Dr.S Lakshmana Swamy* & Dr. M. Chandraiah**

* Post Doctoral Fellow, **Asst. Prof. Dept. Philosophy, S V University, Tirupati.

ABSTRACT

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THE CONCEPT OF MIND WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO SAMKHYA- YOGA
A. Subramanyamu* M. Chandraiah**

*Ph.D Research Scholar, Dept.of Philosophy, S.V.University, Tirupati, 517501.
**Ph.D Research Scholar, Dept.of Philosophy, S.V.University, Tirupati, 517501.


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GANDHI ON VALUE EDUCATION
V.V. Krishnarjuna*

*Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Philosophy, S.V.University, Tirupati.

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MAN-MAKING AND CHARACTER-BUILDING EDUCATION IN VIEW OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA
Dr. Ravitheja Tirumalasetty * Prof. Chenchulakshmi Kolla **

*Dept. of Philosophy, S. V. University, Tirupati – 517 502 AP. E-mail:ravithejaphd@gmail.com
**Emeritus Fellow, Dept. of Philosophy, S. V. University, Tirupati – 517 502 AP. E-mail: kclakh02@gmail.com


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In this paper, we bring out Swami Vivekananda's views on the philosophy of education which is for character-building and man-making. Education is an enquiry of the human mind. To Swami Vivekananda, it is 'the manifestation of perfection already in man'. It is the mirror of the human mind. He was against the contemporary system of education. In view of him the aim of education is life-building, man-making and character-building. To him, education means the process by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased and intellect is sharpened. Apart from the fact that Swami Vivekananda for the first time in the whole history of education has come forward and unfolded the immense power of man as an incomparable exponent of Existence Absolute, Knowledge Absolute and Bliss Absolute, the radical and evolving patterns of education that he has designed for excellence and ascent of man are not only thrilling and pulsating for creative and critical challenges but also vibrant and challenging for education of human development for all time to come. The ideal of man-making means making of a divine man out of the animal man, with a high degree of self-actualization. Vivekananda himself is a shining example of this ideal. Character-building education might focus on teaching what is right and wrong. But simultaneously, or alternatively, it should teach how to decide what is right and wrong. Swami Vivekananda has emphasized that an education which develops character, mental powers and intelligence gives self-confidence and self-reliance among individuals. According to him education is a right choice to upcoming of human beings. Therefore, education is the powerful instrument to achieve these developmental qualities in man.

Key Words: Education, Character-building, Man-making, Life-building, Knowledge-Absolute, Self-actualization, Self-confidence, Self-reliance.

THE NATURE OF BUDDHA'S EIGHTFOLD PATH
G. Balakrishnaiah*

*Research Scholar, Department of Philosophy, S.V.University, Tirupati

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COMMUNITY SELF- HELP GROUPS: CHITTOOR DISTRICT OF ANDHRA PRADESH
Dr. Katama Reddy Shamatha*

*Academic Consultant, Department of Sociology, S.V.University, Tirupati, AP

ABSTRACT

Self Help Groups (SHGs) could be defined as the organised forum of people which is planned, shaped and structured by the people themselves to attain present/pre-identified goals and purposes. These groups are the agents of social change and catalysts for the entire empowerment and development process in a community. This paper examines the Self Help Group movement in Andhra Pradesh and dwells on the present status of various types of SHGs formed under different programmes supported by the Government. It also looks at the impact of Community Based Organizations on livelihood enhancement and in building social capital. The objective of this paper is to highlight the 'Andhra Pradesh Model' for designing, developing and sustaining community based organizations.

Key Words: Education, Character-building, Man-making, Life-building, Knowledge-Absolute, Self-actualization, Self-confidence, Self-reliance.