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| Published: April 25, 2021

Home Environment and Psycho-Social Competency among School-going Adolescents with Single and Dual Parents, India

Kashyap Kinnari

MPhil Research Scholar, School of Human Sciences, Department of Psychology, Sikkim University, Gangtok, Sikkim, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Panda Satyananda

Associate Professor, School of Human Sciences, Department of Psychology, Sikkim University, Gangtok, Sikkim, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.029.20210902

DOI: 10.25215/0902.029

ABSTRACT

Untouched by the harsh realities, adolescent’s life is said to be the golden period. The primary source of strength in shaping the development of adolescents’ life is the home environment. However, it is doubtful, whether single parent or dual parents’ adolescence has better competence development. The present study is to understand the association and difference between the home environment and psychosocial competency among adolescents with single and dual parents. For the present quantitative study, a sample of 63 (both male and female) was taken, comprising of 31 adolescents with a single-parent and 32 adolescents with dual-parents with a mean age of the participants (M=16.69; SD= 1.26) from different government senior secondary schools of Assam through purposive sampling technique. Home environment scale and psychosocial competency scale was used to collect data. Statistical analysis was done using SPSS version 23 via correlation and t-test. The study portrayed a significant difference between the adolescents with single and dual parents, where dimensions of home environment such as protectiveness, punishment, reward, and nurturance were and dimensions of psychosocial competence such as creative thinking, coping with emotion and coping with stress were found to be lower for single-parent adolescents. Better quality of the home atmosphere is essential that prepares adolescents to deal with the demands and hassles of the modern societies, thereby, leading to a healthier adjustment.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.029.20210902

10.25215/0902.029

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 2, April-June, 2021