Comparison of Adjustment among Adolescent Boys and Girls of Substance Using Parents
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Comparison of Adjustment among Adolescent Boys and Girls of Substance Using Parents.
The present study was conducted to assess the adjustment of adolescent boys and girls of substance using parents of 9th and 10th standard of selected senior secondary schools with a purpose to investigate areas of adjustment in which the adolescents were not adjusted and to further implicate for the early screening of such adolescent at risk and therefore preventing substance use and other psychosocial problems among adolescents.
A non experimental research approach and comparative research design was used to conduct the study. Four schools were selected by convenient method from the list of schools affiliated from P.S.E.B. Total 600 adolescents were screened, out of which 317 adolescents of non substance using parents 100 boys and girls were selected and out of 283 adolescents of substance using parents 100 adolescent boys and girls were selected. The random sampling technique (lottery method with replacement) was used to select the sample. The modified screening CAST-6 was used to screen the adolescents and A.K Singh and AP Sen Gupta standardized Adjustment inventory tool was used for collection of data.
The data was analysed by descriptive statistics (mean, frequency, percentage) and inferential statistics (chi-square and t-test). The adolescent boys and girls were having good (66%) adjustment levels overall. The result revealed that girls (97.12+ 12.85) adjusted more than boys (95.00+ 12.85) and no significant difference was found among the two at p<0.05 level. School adjustment was found to statistically significant among boys and girls at p<0.05 level.
Therefore it can be inferred that most of adolescents of substance using parents were adjusted well but still boys were less adjusted and there is hence an imperative need for therapeutic intervention with this population.
Adjustments, Adolescents, Substance Using Parents.