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Journal of Indian Health Psychology (Vol. 3 No. 2, March, 2009)


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Editors : Prof. Rajbir Singh & Prof. NovRattan Sharma
Frequency : Bi-annual
Reg No. : DELENG15458/29/1/2006-TC
ISSN : 0973-5755
Impact Factor is : 2.1223
Published By : Global Vision Publishing House
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The primary objective of the Journal of Indian Health Psychology (JIHP) is to publish interdisciplinary researches so that knowledge generated in such a way may integrate and apply for resolutions of health issues with special focus on Indian data. JIHP is passing through its 3rd year and so far it has published sixty articles in five issues in addition to large number of reviews on current books. Present issue (Vol 3 no. 2 i.e. March, 2009) is in your hands and the editors are delighted to add one special section of three articles on tools and measurements in addition to eight regular research articles and one short communication alongwith two book reviews. In total there are twelve research articles with lot of welcome variations in contents, study variables and samples.
First article contributed by Prof. Aradhana Shukla stressed upon that positive human functioning is most remarkable in contexts of significant life challenges and adversities. Author has underlined the need to develop resilience to lead happy life. Second article is devoted to examine the mental health status of the employees in context of Work culture. Authors have empirically demonstrated that work culture has direct link with mental health status of the employees. The authors have successfully applied projective and semi projective techniques in work settings. The third article focuses on adjustment problems of adolescents in relation to self efficacy and family environment. Authors observed close associations amongst the study variables. Nextly, Reeta Kumar and Aradhana Srivastava have investigated role of social support in mental ill health of young older and old older housewives. Authors have recommended that if mental ill health has to be prevented amongst old-agers then there can be no better way than providing them companionship and emotional support.
Breast cancer is reaching at an alarming rate inspite of tremendous success in medical sciences; however, integration of Psychological principles into general medicine is stated to be very beneficial in better prognosis. There is an extra ordinary growth of IT sector employment, although, its impact on mental health of the software professionals is a significant research questions. Sixth article attract the attention of scientists in this direction with the findings of average to low mental health of soft ware professionals of Hyderabad city. In next article authors have compared the institutionally delinquents with normal adolescents on emotional competence and aggressive behaviors. Prof. Subramanian and Mr. Nithyanandan observed that diabetics in comparison to non-diabetics are more likely to engage in dysfunctional stress coping strategies.
Next three articles deal with development and construction of scales for tapping health issues such as (i) Health consciousness Scale, (ii) Measure of Occupational Health, and (iii) Perceived illness severity for cancer patients. The attempts are appreciable and respective, authors have full confidence in their psychometric properties. The last article has been placed in the category of short communication. Article may be short in size but deserve to be complemented as it deals an important issue of school refusal along with its management.
Editors acknowledge the overwhelming response and place on record the sincere thanks to all the contributors of research articles and book reviewers. We hope that present issue of the journal will not only motivate more young researchers but also the seasoned psychometrician to undertake the process for the development and constitutions of tools and scales matching to Indian society and cultural contexts. We also express thanks to Dr Deepti Hooda for helping us in transacting the editorial business. Editors seek the feedback from their valuable readers in order to enhance the appeal of the Journal.


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Research Articles
1 Resilience: Being Well in Difficulty 1
Aradhana Shukla
2 Mental Health of Employees: Impact of Work Culture 13
Nishi Misra, Updesh Kumar and Vijay Parkash
3 Adjustment Among Adolescents: Role of Self Efficacy and Family Environment
Mandeep Sharma and Hardeep Lal Joshi
4 Social Support and Mental Ill Health Among Older Housewives 38
Reeta Kumar and Aradhana Srivastava
5 Psychological Correlates of Breast Cancer: An Exploratory Study 50
Sushila Pareek, Uma Mittal, Asha Hingar and Surabhi
6 Study of Mental Health among Software Professionals 62
Anupama Anaparti and Beena Chintalapuri
7 Emotional Competence and Aggressive Behaviour of  Institutionalised Delinquents and Normal Adolescents 69
Sri. Shiva Kumar K. and P.S. Halyal
8 Psychiatric Symptoms, Type a Personality Pattern and Stress Coping Strategies of Diabetics and Non-Diabetics 77
S. Subramanian and D.V. Nithyanandan
9 Development of Health Consciousness Scale 87
N.V.V.S. Narayana
10 Development of a Psychometric Measure of Occupational Health 103
Aparna Bhardwaj and A.K. Srivastava
11 Perceived Illness Severity (PIS) Among Cancer Patients: An Exploration of Dimensions of PIS and Construction of a Scale 111
Aparna Mehrotra and Shikha Dixit
12 School Refusal Related Health Problems and its Management  125
Rajesh Ganesan


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