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Adolescent wellbeing- a preliminary study in Karnataka’s government schools

Adolescents well being has been studied in selected government schools of Karnataka and in Sugamya Shiksha Schools. Well-being measurement scales has been adopted to suit this study. EPOCH Measure of Adolescent Well-being with five positive psychological characteristics - Engagement, Perseverance, Optimism, Connectedness and Happiness - and questions from the Student Resilience Survey - Wellbeing measurement framework for primary schools were adopted. Essential topics on healthy eating; tobacco, substance abuse and alcohol use, prevention were adopted from the CDC’s Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model.

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Project Snapshot:

Project Name Adolescent wellbeing- a preliminary study in Karnataka’s government schools
Project Sanction Date 01 Oct 2019
Project Period Oct 2019 to Mar 2020
Project Location Karnataka
Project Supported By
Implementation Partner Public Health
Project Team


Project objectives:

This study has been conducted to analyse self-reported well-being among adolescents in selected Karnataka’s government schools and Sugamya Shiksha schools. It identify crucial well-being components that need health promotion policy and advocacy interventions.

Project Result / Accomplishments:

Results Total 1432 students from 8th to 10th standard from 12 districts in Karnataka expressed positive psychological characteristics to a large extent. total 88.55 percent children are aware of the health aspects of passive smoking. Nearly 89 percent students think that good things are going to happen to them , despite being subject to the challenges of their socio-economic background. This Action research combined with implementation and sustainable monitoring – This Action research responds to GRAAM’s approach in the field of education requires continued curriculum analysis, addressing gaps in the curriculum that can empower the youth in terms of their physical and mental health as well as resilience and positive traits to remain progressive in their education and employment.

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