RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN RESILIENCE, PSYCHOLOGICAL WELLBEING AND PERSONAL GROWTH INITIATIVE AMONG NURSING AND NON NURSING STUDENTS
Keywords:Total Resilience, Psychological Wellbeing, Personal Growth Initiative
College is a crucial period in an individual’s growth and development as they are met with a lot of difficulties that they are required to bounce back from and being in a healthy state of mind is extremely vital at this stage. College is a forum of opportunities provided to facilitate development. The purpose of this study is to determine a relationship between personal growth initiative, Resilience and Psychological wellbeing. The sample consisted of 248 participants which were divided into two groups on the basis of education - (129) B.Sc. Nursing students and (119) Bachelor Degree students. The sample was again divided into two age groups of 17-19 (125 individuals) and 20-23 (123 individuals) years consisting of only females. The following instruments were used: 1) The 25-item Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale; 2) the 42 item version of Ryff’s Psychological Well-Being Scales clustered in six dimensions- autonomy, environmental mastery, purpose in life, positive relations, personal growth, and self-acceptance; 3) the 16-item Personal Growth Initiative Scale -II (PGISII). Data was collected using random and purposive sampling methods. The results revealed a correlation between Resilience, Psychological Wellbeing and Personal Growth Initiative. Significant differences were seen only in some dimensions of the above mentioned variables with regards to education and age in the total sample. The present study can help understand the importance of healthy psychological functioning and recommend strategies to cope with despondency related to Psychological distress which will foster Personal Growth to improve the quality.
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