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International Journal of Home Science

2015, VOL. 1 ISSUE 2, PART A

Analysis and comparison of attitude of adolescents studying in cities and school-dropout adolescents living in slum areas

Author(s): Shruti Marwaha
Abstract:
The present research was conducted to analyse and compare the attitude of adolescents studying in cities with that of the adolescents who were school dropouts and lived in slum areas. The research was conducted in Chandigarh and Mohali. The sample consisted of 100 adolescents between 15-23 years of age. The sample was divided into four groups. The first group included adolescent girls pursuing their studies in cities, the second group comprised of adolescent boys pursuing their studies in cities. The third group included adolescent school drop-out girls living in slum areas, and the fourth group comprised of adolescent school drop-out boys living in slum areas. The tool used in the study was T S Sodhi’s Attitude Scale. The groups were compared in terms of their attitude towards Teachers and Parents, Discipline, Life and Humanity, Country and their attitude towards Religion. In order to get the refined results, the study was divided into five phases. In the first phase, adolescent girls pursuing their studies in cities were compared with the adolescent boys pursuing their studies in cities. The second phase included comparing adolescent school drop-out girls living in slum areas with the adolescent school drop-out boys living in slum areas. In the third phase, adolescent girls pursuing their studies in cities were compared with the adolescent school drop-out girls living in slum areas. In the fourth phase, adolescent boys pursuing their studies in cities were compared with adolescent school drop-out boys living in slum areas. The fifth phase involved comparison of adolescents pursuing their studies in cities with the school drop-out adolescents living in slum areas. It was reported that Adolescents pursuing their studies in cities had significantly higher positive attitude as compared with the school drop-out adolescents living in slum areas.
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