Impact of Essential Hypertension and Gender on Emotional Maturity


  • Surbhi Junior Research Fellow, Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribag, Jharkhand.
  • Sadique Razaque Head, University Department of Psychology, Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribag, Jharkhand.



Essential hypertension, emotional maturity, gender.


Hypertension is a salient killer and is the main challenge before public health. It affects an individual-physiologically and psychologically. Physiological effect contains brain hemorrhage, paralysis, kidney failure, while psychological effect consists of low ego strength, low self-confidence, low self-esteem, etc. It affects several personality traits also. Emotional maturity indicates an individual’s response to the environment in suitable way. It may leads to a balanced personality and is very integral part of an individual’s adjustment. Keeping this view in mind, it was decided to assess impact of essential hypertension and gender on emotional maturity of an individual. For this, a sample of 100 individuals was selected from Hazaribag district of Jharkhand. The sample was divided into two parts. Hypertensive (50) and non-hypertensive (50). Again, hypertensive and non-hypertensive sample were divided into two parts-male (25) and female (25). Two scales-Personal Data Sheet and Emotional Maturity Scale were administered. Data was procured and analyzed with the help of M, SD and t-ratio and it was found that hypertension has impact on emotional maturity. It was also observed that gender has impact on emotional maturity of hypertensive sample, but no impact on non-hypertensive sample.


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Surbhi, & Sadique Razaque. (2022). Impact of Essential Hypertension and Gender on Emotional Maturity. International Journal of Indian Psychȯlogy, 11(1).