Resilience And Mental Health Among Obese And NonObese People

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M.Yousuf Adam , Dr. Mohammad Amin Wani


Obesity and mental health issues act as two side of coin in respect to chronic condition among most of countries due to so called modernization. In other hand the term resilience is derived from the Latin term “resilio” (back behind, back from a jump, or bounce), nature of it is present within each of us which acts as preventing role in obesity and mental health issues. Aim and objectives of this study to explore various research input in obesity research through multiple linear analysis and non-parametric test such as Mann-Whitney test and Kruskal Wallis test among 500 obese and non-obese participants from Tamil Nadu, India using Psychological Resilience Scale (PRS) and the Mental Health Inventory-38 (MHI-38) along with body mass index (BMI) measurement. The findings revealed psychological resilience have significant mean difference at the level of .000 with respect to age, location, income, and body mass index, whereas gender and family type have statistical insignificant mean difference at .154 and .262 respectively. Similarly mental health have significant mean difference at the level of .040 for family type, at .042 for and at .000 for body mass index, whereas rest demographic variables such as age, gender and income status were in statistical insignificant mean difference. Body mass index showed U-shaped relationship with mental health. Regression line showed significant positive influence of resilience over mental health have statistically significant positive influence over mental health, p = .000, R = .357, R2 = .127, adjusted R2 = .126, and also showed significant positive influence of resilience over body mass index p = .000, R = .367, R2 = .135, adjusted R2 = .133.

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