2021, VOL. 7 ISSUE 3, PART A
The purpose of the study was to understand if self-concept has an impact on the level of educational aspiration of adolescents.
Methods: The study was conducted in the Government and Private schools of a city in India. 300 adolescents in the age group of 13-18 years were selected and sampled according to the random sampling technique. Out of the total 300, 150 students were selected from Government schools and 150 from Private schools. The number was further divided on the basis of their gender i.e. 75 girls and 75 boys. Two tools, Self-concept Questionnaire (SCQ) and the Level of Educational Aspiration Test (LEAT) were used to carry out the study. Mean, standard deviation, chi-square and fisher exact test were used for the statistical analysis of the data.
Results: The major finding of the study was that the self-concept of adolescents had an effect on their level of educational aspiration. Other findings showed that there was only a slight difference in the self-concept and level of educational aspiration between adolescents studying in Government schools and those studying in Private schools. It also showed that mostly, girls have a better self-concept and level of educational aspiration than the boys.
Conclusions: The study proved that there is no association between the self-concept and level of educational aspiration among adolescents in the age group of 13-15 years and 16-18 years.