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Asian Journal of Development Matters
Year : 2012, Volume : 6, Issue : 1
First page : ( 13) Last page : ( 19)
Print ISSN : 0973-9629. Online ISSN : 0976-4674.

Development and validation of life skills questionnaire (LSQ)

Arpana Sr., D'Souza Lancy

Department of Psychology, Maharaja's College, University of Mysore, Mysore-570 005, India

Abstract

The objective of this study was to develop a scale to measure life skills and to assess the levels of life skills in early and late adolescents of High school and Pre University College. The Participants for this study were selected from different colleges and schools of Bangalore city. Sample consists of 300 student adolescents (150 males and 150 females) studying in classes 8 to 12 (earlyadolescents 12–15 and late-adolescents 16–18). A descriptive survey of adolescents was done with the help of self-administered questionnaire prepared in English. All the data obtained from the questionnaire survey were edited, coded and fed to the computer for further computations. Results show that 155 adolescents (52%) had life skills scores above the mean, and 145 (48%) had below the mean score. Overall, 39(13%) had high level of Life skills, 220(73%) had average level and 41(14%) had low level of life skills. Age significantly (P=.000) influences the level of life skills in adolescents, late adolescents having high level of life skills. However, overall male and female subjects do not show significant difference in the level of life skills and also both male and female subjects of the early and late adolescents do not differ in the level of life skills.

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Keywords

Life Skills Questionnaire, adolescents, scale measuring life skills.

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