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Period of imprisonment and mental well-being of female prisoners inhabitant of Lucknow Jail, UP, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Human Development and Family Studies, School for Home Science, B.B.A.U., Lucknow, India
  • 2Department of Human Development and Family Studies, School for Home Science, B.B.A.U., Lucknow, India

Res. J. Family, Community and Consumer Sci., Volume 5, Issue (1), Pages 1-7, January,27 (2017)


Present study intends to assess the mental well being of female prisoners in Lucknow jail. This study was designed for disruptive methods. The sample of study was consisted of 120 female prisoners in jail. The random sampling technique was used to select the sample from the jail. Present studies were identified such as year of imprisonment, convicted period of imprisonment, and mental well being of female prisoners. 66.7% of the total female inmates were 5-10 years of imprisonment. Some of the inmates (9.2%) were 15-20 years of imprisonment. Of the total female inmates under the above 20 years 78.3% were convicted period of imprisonment. 21.7% inmates are 5-20 years convicted period of imprisonment. The result was found that there exists no relationship between years of imprisonment of female prisoners or convicted period of imprisonment and mental well-being the conclusion was found significant and null hypothesis was rejected.


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