Psychosocial well-being of Adolescents from Disadvantaged Families

  • Shinto Joseph , Dr. Sheeja Remani B Karalam


In the present decade, the psychological well-being of the individuals specifically, adolescents is one of the crucial concerns for society. The psychological well-being of the youth or teenagers can be understood with the relationship with the social, economical and psychological conditions. The current study aimed at assessing the well-being, social competence and self-esteem of the adolescents who belong to the disadvantaged families. The study with the help of existing literature found that those students who got support, love and care from their families had happiness and positive impact in their lives. On the contrary, students who belong to disadvantaged families, or who did not get love and care from their family due to numerous circumstances did not have a positive impact on their well-being and were seen indulging in violence and bad actions in their life. The present study with the help of existing literature finds the factors responsible for the psychological well-being of individuals from different disadvantaged backgrounds. The study found that for life satisfaction and happiness, there is a need for good and positive socioeconomic status. The current study also infers that optimism and self-efficiency plays a significant role in improving the self-esteem of adolescents.