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| Published: August 23, 2021

A Study on Locus of Control, Self Esteem & Decision Making among Male & Female Adolescents

Simran Arora

M.A Psychology, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab, India Google Scholar More about the auther


DOI: 10.25215/0903.103


Adolescence is a hurricane period associated with changes that bring along new opportunities and risks which are mostly responsible for influencing one’s mindset and along comes ample experiences which put both positive as well as negative influence over a person’s behavior. Since there is a lot of role confusion regarding power exertion, mostly adolescents find difficulty in deciding control over life events. The prominence of peers and the dominance of parents along with personal ideologies complicate the decision-making. During this period, one is confronted with many events and episodes contributing to the development of self-esteem. The present research aims to study the relationship between locus of control, self-esteem, and decision-making in male and female adolescents. A sample 60 adolescents (30 males & 30 females) aged 12-18 years were taken. Standardized scales were used to assess locus of control, self-esteem, decision-making. Data analysis found out non-significant results for association and comparison between male and female adolescents in context to the locus of control, self-esteem, and decision-making. There are a plethora of mechanisms and changes occurring in the physical and psychological levels of adolescents. This phase marks making shifts of autonomy based on locus of control and one’s self-esteem. Thus, the parents and teachers should encourage and support their children to achieve their maximum potential and inculcate positive self-concept in them and guide them to work with full dedication for their future goals and aspirations. They should have proper access to all necessary information before making an appropriate decision for their betterment rather than based on explicit influences.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429


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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 3, July- September, 2021