Self-concept and Mental Health of School Students under the Impact of Television Viewing

Chandra Shekhar, Syed Shehna, Syed Zubaidah


Television viewing is an apparent feature of almost all households, which is emphatically considered an important factor having subsequent ramifications on children’s health. The present study was conducted to investigate the impact of television viewing on the self concept and mental health of children (age 11-13yrs) 40 from Govt. and 40 from Private schools respectively. The total sample of 80 was collected from different Govt. and Private schools of Jammu city. Two scales were used for the study, namely, self concept scale by S.P. Ahluwalia and Mental health scale by Dr. Kamlesh Sharma. Data were analyzed using t-test. Results showed that there was a non significant difference in television viewing between the Govt. and Private school students as far as their self concept was concerned where as a significant difference was found in their mental health.

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International Journal of Psychological Studies   ISSN 1918-7211 (Print)   ISSN 1918-722X (Online)

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