A Study On The Mental Health Status

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A STUDY ON THE MENTAL HEALTH STATUS OF GYM GOING AND NON GOING STUDENTS *Zamirullah Khan, *Shailendra Pratap Singh & ** Naseem Ahmed Abstract: The significance of various forms of physical activity and exercise for the enhancement of health in general and mental health in particular is so distinct. Keeping this in mind the present study aims to compare “mental health status” of gym going (GG) and non gym going (NGG) students. Fifty students (25 GG and 25 NGG) of Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh were taken as the subjects of the study. The age of the subjects ranged from 17-24 years. GG and NGG students were those who are studying in undergraduate course at AMU, Aligarh. The mental health status of the subjects was measured by using Mental health checklist (MHC) constructed by Kumar (1992). The t test was used to compare the mean score of GG students and NGG students. The result of the study indicated that significant difference exists between GG students and NGG students at 0.05 level of significance. Keywords: Gym going students, non gym going students, mental health. Introduction The mental health describes a level of psychological well-being, or an absence of a mental disorder. In recent years clinical psychologists as well as educationists have started giving proper attention to the study of mental health. However, in India, relatively very little work has been conducted (Gahlawat,
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