International Journal of
Psychology and Counselling

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Psychol. Couns.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2499
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 213

Full Length Research Paper

Risky behaviors among youths in Mumbai metropolitan region

  Sanjay Rode  
S. K. Somaiya College, Mumbai University, Mumbai, India. 
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 27 August 2013
  •  Published: 30 September 2013



Youths in India are powerful agent of economic change. In globalization, youths are expected to gain maximize skills, health and knowledge. But some youths are involved in risky behaviors. They are involved in driving vehicles, smoke cigarettes, drinking alcohol, physical fight, depression, sexual involvement and suffer from malnutrition. The result shows that male in Mumbai metropolitan region are more involved in driving vehicles, smoking cigarettes, physical fight, drinking alcohol. The female have more depression and they are malnourished. More numbers of youths are involved in different risky behaviors in Mumbai city as compare to Youths in Thane, Vasai-virar, Navi-Mumbai, Mira Bhaynder, Bhiwandi-Nizampur and Ulhasnagar city. The logistic regression for multiple risky behaviors shows that boys are more involved in driving vehicles. Those youths walk to college, spend more time in college and travel by train have more multiple risky behaviors. Youths those drive car are more likely to have multiple risky behaviors. The policy of counseling to youths by psychologist, parents and teachers is required at immediate level. Youths must be restricted to drive different vehicles, drink alcohol and smoking. Parents must observe the changing behaviors of youths and provide them counseling. There is need to alter of risky behaviors among youths by neighbors, relatives and police in Mumbai Metropolitan Region. Girls must be given health care and nutrition at household level. Long term policies at household, society and regional level are required to reduce the risky behaviors among youths.


Key words: Nutrition, household, health care.