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| Published: April 29, 2017

Enhancing Social-Skills through Social Learning Intervention among Rural Underprivileged Adolescents

Prof. Dr. A. Velayudhan

Principle Investigator- UGC- MRP, Professor and Head , Department of Psychology, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore-46, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Palanisamy. V

UGC Project Fellow, Department of Psychology, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore-46, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.021/20170403

DOI: 10.25215/0403.021

ABSTRACT

Rural underprivileged youth from India are mostly failing to get decent job due to lack of life-skills. The chances are very less for rural underprivileged adolescents to acquire necessary skills from their cultural context. Hence Indian Adolescents from rural area presently requiring basic life skills for complete their education effectively and get a suitable job in India or abroad.  As attaining this task present study examined the effectiveness of social learning intervention on enhancing self-leadership skills and communication skills among rural adolescents. Purposive sampling method was used to select the sample (N=50), it included 25 female and 25 male adolescents from underprivileged category. The sample was selected from the Government higher secondary school located in rural area of Coimbatore district in Tamil Nadu. This study consists following four phases which are Pre-test, Intervention, Post-test, and follow up phases. The social learning intervention was designed based on Bandura’s social learning theory therefore modeling, role play, and constructive feedback methods were used. Weekly one training session was taken totally 12 training sessions, 2 hour for each session.   Revised self-leadership questionnaire and communication locus of control scale were used to collect the data in pre-test, post-test, and follow up phases. Mean, SD, repeated measure of ANOVO and Post-Hoc test was used to analysis the data and the results shows that self-leadership skills and communication skills was significantly improved after social learning intervention.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.021/20170403

10.25215/0403.021

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 3, April-June, 2017