MENTAL HEALTH AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF ADOLESCENTS IN RELATION TO PARENTS’ SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS
Adolescence is that span of years during which boys and girls move from childhood to adulthood mentally, emotionally, socially and physically. It is the most important period of human life. The study of adolescents’ mental health is very important in order to preserve, cure and prevent incidents of mal adjustment. By measuring the academic achievement and factors influencing it the educators will be able to know the potential of adolescents and which method will be the best for their development. Researches have proved that SES is a very dominant variable. This study was an attempt to know its relation with mental health and academic achievement for taking effective steps for adolescents. In the present study population was the adolescents of Mathura District between the age group of 14-18, and out of the population sample of 1010 adolescents was collected by using stratified random sampling. Findings of the study show that mental health of low socio-economic status adolescents is poor in comparison to high socio-economic status Adolescents. On comparing the academic achievement of adolescents it was found that high socio economic status students showed greater academic achievement in comparison to low socio-economic status adolescents.