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| Published: March 29, 2017

Effect of Life Skill Training on Life Style and Health Concern of Adolescents

Dr. Ritu

Extension Faculty, Department of Psychology, Government College, Jind, Haryana, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.163/20170402

DOI: 10.25215/0402.163

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Today the need to analyze health behaviour is as imminent as ever, particularly at school. Adolescent students find themselves in a new, challenging and competitive environment; most of them are experiencing independence and responsibility for the first time in their lives. During this time they consequently adopt new health behaviours and there may be a risk that they continue with unhealthy lifestyle choices that were established during their adolescent years, which makes them a risk group not only during these years but for the rest of their lives. Therefore, the purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of life skill training in adolescent after obtaining the life style and health concern of adolescents and examined associations between lifestyle and health concern. Total sample comprised of 60 students (12 to14 years of age) from Rohtak District of Haryana, who has received life skill training. Life Style Schedule and Adolescent Health Concern Inventory were administered in a group session one by one both before training was given and after the training was over. The results showed that subjects improved significantly in post condition on life style and health concern. This suggests that life skill training has a positive effect on life style and health concern of adolescents. Also, a significant relationship has been obtained between the life style and adolescent health concern. Based on the findings, it is necessary to prioritize implementing of health related life skill programs in order to change and modify the unhealthy life style related factors. Also it is needed to provide special facilities to select healthy living behaviors among adolescents.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.163/20170402

10.25215/0402.163

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 2, January-March, 2017