Vol.7 (1&2) - 2018, IJPSR


Prof. Babu Rao, G.


Suicide, or the act of deliberately ending one's own life, is considered a public health problem. The statistics shows that an average of 3,000 individuals commits suicide daily. For each effective occurrence, 20 or more individuals attempt it (World Health Organization. 2011). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the third cause of death in the United States among individuals between 15 and 24 years, as cited by Appelbaum (2006). Some researchers have argued that in East Asian countries especially, this academic stress-suicidal ideation link among adolescents could possibly be even stronger given the familial and cultural demands for academic excellence. (Yeh CJ, Huang K (1996). Specifically, in an Asian context, academic stress arising from adolescents' self-expectations and expectations of others (e.g., parents and teachers) are particularly salient. Academic achievement is highly valued by Asians because it is perceived as one of the few avenues for upward mobility and expanded options, thus the significance that individuals and families attribute to academic success is intensified (Gloria AM, Ho TA, 2003; Sue S, Okazaki S, 1990). Not meeting one's own expectations and the expectations of significant others is a serious matter which could potentially result in loss of face which in turn leads to loss of confidence and support from one's family . Therefore, children are socialized from young to be hypersensitive to the judgment of others, especially significant others such as parents or teachers.

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  *Professor and Registrar, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, AP- 516505, chandraiah2002@yahoo.co.uk
**Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, S.V. University, Tiruapti, AP-517 502


Venkateshwar Rao D


In India, quality of mathematical learning remains an area of concern and challenge till today. Many research studies in India included teaching-learning process of mathematics as one of the major concerns and challenges. Instructional decisions of teachers play an important role in the teaching learning process. Instructional design is the systematic development of instructional specifications using learning and instructional theory to ensure the quality of instruction. It is the entire process of analysis of learning needs and goals and the development of a delivery system to meet those needs. The chief aim of instructional design is to improve human performance. Instructional design process examines the problems and identifies the solutions. Hence, the researcher felt that teaching of mathematics from instructional designing perspective is worth exploring. The purpose of the present study to evolve a process of teaching one lesson from the branch identified by teachers and students of grade 9 as highly difficult.The mean achievement scores of students in experimental group taught by instructional design perspective with the students of control group who are taught by traditional method were compared and found instructional design perspective strategy is more effective in teaching Mathematics than conventional methods. The results of the present study can bring awareness among teachers, educationists and Psychologists regarding teaching from instructional designing perspective

Key Words: Mathematical learning, Instructional design, teaching-learning process, quality of instruction

  ICSSR Post-Doctoral Fellow, Dept. of Psychology, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Email:drvrao2015@gmail.com,Ph:9912380754


* Sweta ** Upendra Singh ***Bhupendra Singh


Mindfulness is a very specific art. An art in which one learns to be aware of her/his own thoughts, emotions and behaviors. It is an art that helps an individual become non-judgmental towards her/his thoughts and actions. It is an art of being in the present completely. It is an art of listening to one's own thoughts without indulging in it and without responding to own experiences. Mindfulness is not a simple way of relating to experience that has been practiced for over 2,500 years to lessen human suffering. In recent years, clinicians are discovering that mindfulness holds great promise to enhance therapeutic relationships. Over the past several decades, mindfulness training is ever-expanding its range of empirically supported treatments. Mindfulness is proving to be a remarkably powerful training that is being integrated into cognitive behavior therapy, leading to new treatments with multiple components; these components include mindfulness meditation practices, skills training, and relaxation techniques. Thus, the article aims to highlight the status of mindfulness based psychotherapies for the psychiatric illnesses.

Key Words: Mindfulness, non-judgmental, acceptance, present

  * Assistant Professor, Dept. of Clinical psychology, Nayi Subah Institute of Mental Health & Human Behaviour, Varanasi, U.P., ** Consultant Psychiatric Social Worker, DMHP Rohtas, (District Hospital, SASARAM) Bihar *** Bhupendra Singh, Assistant Professor, Psychiatric Social Work, Institute of Mental Health, Pt. B.D. Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana


Nishi Tripathi


It is important for working females to balance responsibilities between work place and at home. This is a complicated and challenging task which causes both stress and mental health problems for the working females. The aim of the study was to focus on the mental health level of public and private sector female employees, with the objective to see if there is any differences on the basis of gender and also to compare the mental health level between female's working in public and private sector . For the measurement of mental health we will use the Mental Health Inventory developed by Jagdish and A.K.Srivastava (1983). A sample of 212 employees working in Public and Private sector, out of this 47 females were from public and 32 were from private sector participated in this study. Statistical test and two-way ANOVA were used for data analysis. The finding of the study reflects that there was a significant difference in the Overall Mental Health on the basis of Sector but no significant difference was observed on the basis of Gender.

Key Words: Mental Health, working women, Gender, Public and Private sector.

  Professor, Associate Professor, Dept of Psychology, SHIATS, Allahabad


1SWATI SHARMA, 2Dr. Chavi Bhargava Sharma


It is appealing to see, that phenomenon of deviation and maladjustment runs analogous with the appearance of positive psychological orientation, potency and effectiveness of higher cognitive process, illustrating a trend of frontward movement, ultimately reflecting moments of augmentation and psychological empowerment among the primary care givers in slums. The reality of psychopathology, manifesting in forms of various psychological disorders, such as depression, substance abuse, and schizophrenia, with the materialization of positive thinking patterns, reckoning and logic, effective decision making skills, experience of affirmative and sturdy emotions, like, motivation, happiness, will power, hope, optimism, and determination, among the slum women, give us the opportunity to trace the signs of psychological empowerment and growth, among slum women. The need of the hour is not to only dwell upon abnormality statistics and only biological concerns of slum women in Delhi, but also increase our receptivity and acceptance towards the fact that in terms of overt and covert behavioral responses, primary care givers, residing in slums are exhibiting psychological empowerment and significant examples of adaptive and effective functioning, in their daily occupational and domestic life. Considering the same this study aims to bring into light the conceptualization of psychological empowerment for the slum women, and reflect upon contemporary research work from a point of view of psychological effectiveness manifesting in the primary care givers/ women, in the capital region.

Key Words: Psychological empowerment, primary care givers

  1Research scholar, Faculty of Management studies Manav Rachna International University, Faridabad
2Professor, Faculty of Management studies, Manav Rachna International University, Faridabad


Dr. Molly Joy


Academic achievement is the unique responsibility of all educational institutions to promote a wholesome scholastic development of an individual. Most of the researchers have identified factors which are responsible for individual difference in the realm of scholastic accomplishment. Apart from intellectual capacities factors like social and emotional maturity have been considered as crucial factors that might affect the functioning of the individual in different levels of education. The study was conducted among 420 undergraduate students Study finding indicates that there is a positive high correlation between emotional maturity and academic achievement of Undergraduate students. There is a positive high correlation between emotional maturity and academic achievement of Undergraduate boys but there is no significant correlation between emotional maturity and academic achievement of undergraduate girls. Hence proper guidance at this crucial phase of life is all the more important for enhancing their emotional maturity, enriching their knowledge and skills in decision-making, conflict resolution and management of emotions.

Key Words: Emotional Maturity, Academic Achievement and undergraduate students.

  Head ,Department of Psychology, Kristu Jayanti College, K.Narayanapura, Kothannur Po., Bangalore 77, Phone: 9880096104, Email: dr.mjoy14@gmail.com / dr.molly@kristujayanti.com


Selvam V. S*, R. Kumar**


Background: The concept of emotional intelligence (EI) as a critical set of management skills is traced through recent time to its application for health care administration. Mayer and Salovey (1997) formulated a revised model of emotional intelligence which emphasis more on the cognitive components of emotional intelligence and conceptualizes emotional intelligence in terms of potential for intellectual and emotional growth.  The primary concern with existing measures of EI in healthcare professionals (Indian context) is the shortage of evidence for their psychometric properties like reliability and validity. Aim: The aim of the study is to validate the ‘Emotional Intelligence Scale (EIS) and assess Perceived Stress level (PSS) for Healthcare Professionals. Methods: It’s a cross sectional study based on  convince  sampling methods including socio-demographic variables with 200 samples consists of doctors (Interns, Assistant Professor, Associate Professors & Professors) and nurses working in the Sri Mankula Vinayagar Medical College Hospital at Puducherry. The scale is based on Bar-On components of emotional Intelligence with 30 items on the principle of Likert- point scale.  Results: These results indicate more doctors and nurses are 21 to 25yrs, unmarried, first born child, living with parents, urban, nuclear family, under graduate, and below five years of experiences. The mean value for EIS is 142.32, and PSS is 14.32. The Cronbach’s alpha for internal consistency of reliability is 0.812. The EIS has a significant correlation with PSS in establishing concurrent validity.  Conclusions: We concluded that the psychometric features of the EIS Scale supported its feasibility as a ressearch instrument to measure trait emotional intelligence in Indian population.

Key Words: Emotional Intelligence, Perceived Stress, Doctors, Nurse

  * Clinical Psychologist Cum, Ph. D Research Scholar, Department of Psychiatry, SMVMCH e-mail: selvamvs@yahoo.co.in
** Professor, HOD of Psychiatry Dept. Department of Psychiatry, SMVMCH


*Dr. K.Rohith Chandra ** Mangalapalli Tirumalesh,


Background: In particular, stress can have influence on glycemic control in different ways, especially in some “stress reactive” individuals (Riazi et al 2004).Diabetes itself is an important cause of stress in these patients. In fact, this disease involves life style changes, diet, frequent medical examinations, drugs, serious complications. Objectives: 1. To assess stress levels among diabetic patients both male and female. 2.To examine the difference among diabetic patients working in sedentary and non sedentary jobs. Sample: The sample for the present study consists of 400 diabetic patients who attending for treatment since five years in and around Kadapa district were selected for the present study. Results: The male and female patients found to be non significant in the experience of stress. The study also reveals that there are differences between patients of sedentary and non sedentary jobs with regard to their stress.

Key Words: Level of stress, Diabetic patients, Gender, Occupation, Exercise pattern



Nikhat Parveen


Objective: The data was analyzed in the three-step procedure recommended by Grounded theory to generate an authentic data-based model. The first step was fragmenting the data into basic concepts: open coding; next, aggregating the basic concepts into logical categories: axial coding; and the final step is identifying the core theme that connects and explains all the axial codes: selective coding. One specific Axial Code category of the research findings deals with the feedback system used during the development of superior memory. This article deals with the description of the feedback system, its purpose, its structural features and its functional mechanisms. The findings about the feedback system were analyzed with reference to the research literature, specifically Narciss and Huth's integrated model of the complete feedback process and Shute's comprehensive survey of feedback literature and the consequent recommendations on formative feedback.This study demonstrates the crucial contribution of the feedback system is completing the learning loop, how its design and implementation can be aligned to achieve learning objectives and identifies the features that increase its effectiveness.

Key Words: Superior Memory, Grounded Theory Methodology, Learning, Memorizing, Effective Feedback.

  Research Scholar, Department of Psychology, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana, India. parveennikhat@yahoo.com


Ms.N.V.Sri Nithya* and Dr.M.Chandraiah**


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  * Research Scholar, Department of Philosophy, S.V.University, Tirupati-517502 e-mail:nithya.neelam@gmail.com
** Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, S.V.University, Tirupati-517502 e-mail: chandraiahsvu@gmail.com