Influence of Parental Encouragement towards Health Care Of Their Wards

R. Grace Sophia*, A. Veliappan**
* Research Scholar, Department of Education, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, India
** Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, India.
Periodicity:February - April'2015


The purpose of the present study is to explore how parents are encouraging towards health care of their wards. A ‘Survey Method’ was used in the present study. A standardized ‘Agarwal Parental Encouragement Scale (APES)’ was used to collect information from the students. The sample consists of thousand and ninety five higher secondary students from Tirunelveli, Tuticorin and Kanyakumari districts. Percentage analysis and 't' test were used for data analysis. Findings of the study indicate that, the male and female higher secondary students, significantly differed from their parental encouragement on health care. Similarly, the higher secondary students studying in Tamil and English medium, significantly differed from their parental encouragement on health care.


Parental Encouragement, Health Care, Gender, Medium of Instruction

How to Cite this Article?

Sophia, R.G., and Veliappan , A. (2015). Influence of Parental Encouragement Towards Health Care of Their Wards. i-manager’s Journal on Educational Psychology, 8(4), 25-30.


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