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Journal of Indian Health Psychology (Vol. 10 No. 2, March, 2016)


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Editors : Prof. Rajbir Singh & Prof. NovRattan Sharma
Frequency : Bi-annual
Reg No. : DELENG15458/29/1/2006-TC
ISSN : 0973-5755
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The present issue of the Journal of Health Psychology has eleven papers, two short communications and a book review. All the research articles deal with variety of psychosocial issues in health and illness. The first article by A. P. Singh and Vinod Kumar Gupta explored the role of stress that arises from life events and work culture in presence of depressive symptoms among executives in private sector organizations. They have reported that job negative (dimension of negative life events stress), work culture malleability, and obligation towards other (dimensions of work culture) emerge as significant predictors to influence the presence of depressive symptoms among executives. The next article by Ved Prakash Rawat and Dhananjay Kumar was conducted with the objective to assess the level of understanding and knowledge of general medical problems, physical health and reproductive health problems among literate and illiterate women of lower socioeconomic status. The findings indicated that both literate and illiterate women suffer from physical and reproductive health problems because of inadequate health literacy. Arvind K Birdie and Madhu Jain in their paper explore the personality (Introversion-Extroversion) as a predictor of coping strategy of parents with two children of different gender combinations. The next article aims to compare the mental health of adolescents abused during childhood from the adolescents with no such histories. The study also highlights the importance of considering underneath past traumas of childhood abuse, in addition to the current symptoms in adolescent psychopathology. A study was conducted by Huma Kamal and B. Hasan to examine the main and interactional effects of level of retardation, sleep disturbances and circadian rhythmicity upon behaviour problems of mentally retarded children. Rupan Dhillon and Saima Hafiz studied the relationship between coping style and psychological distress in a sample of 200 Kashmiri migrants. Authors found that migrants who lack adequate coping strategies to deal with the various stressors of migration suffer from more psychological distress. The next article enlisted examined suicidal ideation among the adolescent students of government, corporate and tribal high schools. Eulalia Almeida and Shivakumara K. in the present research aimed is to study the impact of body image on self esteem among early, middle and late adolescents; and to examine how the relationship between body image and self-esteem may vary as a function of age. The next article by Bharati Roy investigated the incidence and pattern of problem behavior in school students and also examined the variation in problem behavior as related to gender and socio-economic status. Shyodan Singh and D. Chao examined the role of social support, purpose in life, attitude toward death and leisure activities as key elements of psycho-social dynamics in determining health in elderly. Pooja, Deepti Hooda and NovRattan Sharma compare Subjective wellbeing across three generation. Authors reported that all the components of Subjective wellbeing were found to vary from family to family, whereas, Generation differences were observed on Positive affect and Negative affect and not on Satisfaction with life. Anoop Kumar K V and T. Sasidharan have conducted a explorative case study to understand the dynamics of midlife crises in the Indian context. S. Punithavathi and C. Balakrishnamurthy attempts to study the pervasiveness of psychological empowerment of female college students in relation to their personality. The present issue also includes book review.
All the articles are scholarly and empirical.. Editors express gratitude to all the contributors for their valuable inputs. We hope the articles will provide direction for young researchers. The members of the editorial board are of the view that sensitization of the readers towards health issues would go a long way in paving the path towards a more healthy society.

Editorial (iii)
1 Role of Life Events Stress and Work Culture in the Presence of Depressive Symptoms among Executives in Private Sector Organizations 1
A. P. Singh and Vinod Kumar Gupta
2 Health Literacy and Health Problems among Literate and Illiterate Women  12
Ved Prakash Rawat and Dhananjay Kumar
3 Personality as a Predictor of Coping Strategy in Parents having two Children of Different Gender Combinations 20
Arvind K Birdie and Madhu Jain
4 Mental Health of Abused and Non-abused Adolescents: A Comparative Study 31
Damanjit Sandhu and Shubhdip Kaur
5 Behaviour Problems of Mentally Retarded Children as a Function of Level of Retardation, Sleep Disturbances and Circadian Rhythmicity 41
Kamal, H and Hasan, B
6 Relationship of Coping Strategies with Psychological Distress in Kashmiri Migrants 53
Rupan Dhillon and Saima Hafiz
7 Suicidal Ideation among Adolescents: A Qualitative Analysis of Tribal, Government and Corporate Schools 64
J. Ashok and P. Swathi
8 Impact of Body Image on Self-esteem among Adolescents 72
Eulalia Almeida and Shivakumara K.
9 Prevalence and Patterns of Problem Behavior in School Going Children 81
Bharati Roy
10 What Makes Elderly Healthy? An Empirical Inquiry into Psycho-Social Dynamics  90
Shyodan Singh and D. Chao
11 Across Generation study of Subjective Well-being  100
Pooja, Deepti Hooda and NovRattan Sharma 
12 Big Five Personality Factors in Relation to Psychological Empowerment of Female College Students 111
S. Punithavathi and C. Balakrishnamurthy
13 A ‘Mid-life Crisis’ Stuck in the Emotional Past: An Explorative Case Study 117
Anoop Kumar K V  and T. Sasidharan


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