- Ferdous, Jannatul and Chowdhury, Kamal Uddin Ahmed
This study was conducted to identify the self-concept among adolescents who are receiving psychiatric treatment. The self-concept, anxiety, depression, anger, and disruptive Behavior of Beck Youth Inventory were administered to in a group of200 clinical adolescent's (98 male and 102 female) as a comparison 203 non-clinical adolescents (110 male and 93 Female ). Age range was 10 to 17 years. Results indicated that self-concept is negatively correlated with, anxiety, depression, anger, and disruptive behavior. Moreover anxiety was significantly positively related with depression, anger and disruptive behavior. Difference between clinical and non-clinical group were found in all areas, clinical adolescents showed less self-concept, higher anxiety, more depression, anger and disruptive behavior compared to non-clinical adolescents. Gender difference was observed where female participants scored higher in depression then male. Age had an impact on psychological distress. Older adolescent showed more depression and anger then younger adolescent. No significant difference was observed between the effect of family type (nuclear and joint). Additionally birth order had significant impact on self-concept anger and disruptive behavior. This study has given a clear picture of self-concept of adolescents who are suffering from different mental disorder. Negative selfconcept is related with anxiety, depression and other psychological distress. So, this finding will help mental health professional to make an effective treatment plan.