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| Published: September 25, 2017

A Comparative Study of Adjustment between Boys and Girls at Undergraduate Level

Anchal Agarwal ,

Research Scholar, Department of Psychology, L. D. Arts College, 16/1, University Area, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India Google Scholar More about the auther

Nikita Kaul ,

Research Scholar, Department of Psychology, L. D. Arts College, 16/1, University Area, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India Google Scholar More about the auther

Dr. Nidhi Gandhi

Professor, Department of Psychology, L. D. Arts College, 16/1, University Area, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.124/20170404

DOI: 10.25215/0404.124

ABSTRACT

Adjustment is one of the most important psychological activities of human being. In psychology, it refers to the behavioural process by which humans and other animals maintain equilibrium among their various needs or between their needs and the obstacles of their environments. The present study was conducted on the undergraduate students of various colleges of Ahmedabad city. The main objective of the study was to identify the adjustment problems among the college going students. The four dimensions of adjustment i.e. Home, Health, Social and Emotional were studied across two sexes i.e. Boys and Girls. A sample of 64 students (32 Boys and 32 Girls) was selected by using quota sampling technique from various colleges. Bell’s Adjustment Inventory for college students by Dr.R.K.Ojha (1968) was administered. The statistical analysis was done using t -test to find out the significant difference of adjustment across different variables. The findings revealed that the male and female students differ significantly in their emotional and social adjustment. However, the two groups showed no significant difference in their home and health adjustment. Thus, based on the results it can be said that male and female students significantly differ on their adjustment level. This research creates awareness regarding different problems in various domains of adjustment and its critical evaluation can help to design appropriate intervention programs.
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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.124/20170404

DOI: 10.25215/0404.124

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 4, July-September, 2017

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