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Original Research Article

Year: 2018 | Month: April | Volume: 8 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 192-200

Resilience and Empathy as Predictors of Psychological Wellbeing among Adolescents

Seema Vinayak1, Jotika Judge2

1Professor, Department of Psychology, Punjab University, Chandigarh
2Ph.D. Student, Department of Psychology, Punjab University, Chandigarh

Corresponding Author: Seema Vinayak


The purpose of this study was to examine predictors of psychological wellbeing among adolescents. A sample of 150 adolescents (13-15 years) was administered Psychological well-being scale (Ryff, & Keyes, 1995), Conner-Davidson resilience scale (Campbell-Sills & Stein, 2007) and Toronto empathy questionnaire (Spreng, McKinnon, Mar & Levine, 2009) to examine the impact of resilience and empathy on psychological well-being. Correlational analysis, t-test and multiple regression analysis were applied. Resilience and empathy were found to be positively related to psychological well-being. Resilience and empathy were retained as predictors among girls while resilience came out to be the sole predictor of psychological well-being among boys. Girls were found to be more empathetic and resilient than boys. No gender differences were found on psychological well-being.

Key words: Empathy, gender differences, psychological well-being, resilience

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