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International Journal of Home Science

2016, VOL. 2 ISSUE 1, PART A

Association of temperament and self-esteem among middle and late adolescence

Author(s): Prem Sarna
Abstract:
This research investigated relationship between temperament and Self Esteem among middle and late adolescents boys and Girls of Agra city in 2011. These boys and girls aged between 15 to 16 years (Middle adolescence) and 17 to 18 years (Late Adolescence) studying in co-educational and Non– Coeducational schools were sample of the study. Multistage stratified random sampling method was employed to conduct the study. This research was carried out in five stages. At first stage, Agra city was purposefully selected. At the second stage, 3 intermediate schools one of Agra city; namely St. Peter’s college, St. Patricks Girls school and Chaudhary Biri Singh Inter College were randomly selected by chit lottery method. At the third stage, one section of 10th class and one section of 12th class were randomly selected from each selected intermediate school. At the fourth stage, from the selected section of co-educational school, class was divided into girls and boys and then 10 girls and 10 boys from 10th and 10 girls and 10 boys from 12th class were randomly selected. 20 boys were randomly selected from selected section of 10th and 12th from boys’ school. 20 girls were randomly selected from selected section of 10th and 12th class from girls’ school. Finally 60 male and 60 female adolescents were selected from 3 selected schools. A total of 120 adolescent boys and girls from 3 intermediate schools were the sample of the study. The tool used in the study was standardized tool named as ‘Dimensions of Temperament Scale’ by Chadha N.K. and Chandna S. constructed in 2005 (1). This tool has 15 Dimensions – Sociable, Ascendant, Secretive, Reflective, Impulsive, Placid, Acceptant, Responsible, Vigorous, Cooperative, Persistent, Warm, Aggressive, Tolerant & Tough minded. The second set of questionnaire was self-constructed Self-esteem tool which was divided into nine areas – Appearance, Competence, Intelligence, Social Popularity, Success, Unconditional worth, Self-love, Emotional Maturity and Acceptance of mistakes. Both the sets of questionnaire were close ended and five point rating scale was used for the responses. This research measured correlation between Temperament and Self Esteem among middle and late adolescents of Agra city which was found to be low positive correlation of 0.118.
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How to cite this article:
Prem Sarna. Association of temperament and self-esteem among middle and late adolescence. International Journal of Home Science. 2016; 2(1): 13-14.
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