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Perceived Quality of Life of Adolescents living in Slums of Uttar Pradesh, India

Satish Kumar Chauhan, Bal Govind Chauhan, Suresh Jungari and Murali Dhar

Children and Youth Services Review, 2020, vol. 108, issue C

Abstract: Adolescence is a transitional phase from childhood to independent adulthood, and it is often observed as a phase with heightened risk for future positive development. The current study assess the quality of life (QoL) among adolescent residing in slums. Primary data from 590 adolescents were collected from Lucknow district, Uttar Pradesh using multistage random sampling. For assessing the quality of life WHOQoL-BREF questionnaire has been utilised. The mean score of QoL was higher for social relation domains (68.1 ± 14.2) and least for the environmental domain of QoL (45.0 ± 12.0). The multivariate result shows that sex of the adolescent, marital status, education status, household economic status and type of house are the major determinant of quality of life (QoL) among adolescents living slums. A high level of poor QoL among adolescent calls for urgent community-based intervention for focused should be given to adolescents and household having more risk for the poor quality of life.

Keywords: Quality of life; Slums; Adolescent; WHOQoL-BREF (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.104646

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