Comparative Study

| Published: December 25, 2016

A Comparison among Orphans and Non-Orphans in their Cognitive Styles and Level of Aspiration

Anne Samyukta

Faculty in the Department of Psychology, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.166/20160401

DOI: 10.25215/0401.166


Many studies are conducted comparing orphans with non-orphans focusing more on the negative aspects of their mental health, but the motive behind initiating the current study is with positive intention. In the present study orphan children were compared with non-orphans in their cognitive styles and level of aspiration.  The sample of the study consisted of 40 orphans and 40 non-orphans from the city of Hyderabad. Story Pictorial Embedded Figure Test and Levels of Aspiration Measure were administered to measure their cognitive style and level of aspiration respectively. The study findings showed that orphan children are more field-independent compared to non-orphans and there is no significant difference their level of aspiration.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429



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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 1, October-December, 2016