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Article Published In Vol.4 (July-Aug-2016)

Emotional Instability as Derivative factor of Depression amongst Adolescents

Author : Meenakshi Varma and Dr. Amita Puri

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Aim: Present investigation sought to investigate emotional instability as factor of depression.
Introduction: Emotional instability is a fundamental personality trait in the study of psychology. It is an enduring tendency to experience negative emotional states. Depression is an emotional state marked by emotional symptoms (e.g. depressed mood), Motivational symptoms (e.g. loss of interest or pleasure), cognitive problems (e.g. negative thoughts, feeling of hopelessness) and somatic (loss of energy, sleep disturbances).
Methodology: The present study was conducted on adolescents, the description of the sampling procedure is given below, and as far as design of present investigation is concerned it is correlational as well as comparative in nature. Purposive random sampling technique was used. The sample of present research comprises of n=100 further more sample was divided into 50 males and 50 females adolescents, the age range of the adolescents was 13 to 15 years. Both of the variables were measured using PTI by Pershad and Verma, comprised of 9 personality traits having 90 items.
Results: Findings show that emotional instability became significant factor of depression and same was stated by regression analysis, but no significant gender difference was found on both the dimensions.

Keywords: Emotional instability, Adolescents etc.

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