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| Published: December 30, 2019

Social maturity among internet addict and non-addict adolescents

Tabssum I. Pathan

Ph.D. Students, Department of Psychology, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India Google Scholar More about the auther

,  Dr. Karshan Chothani

Principal, C.U. Shah College, Lal Darwaja, Ahmedabad, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.113/20190704

DOI: 10.25215/0704.113

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The present study aimed to know the social maturity among internet addict and internet non-addict adolescents. It also aimed to check social maturity with reference to gender and residential area. The Rao’s Social Maturity Scale (RSMS) (Form B) prepared by Dr. Nalini Rao (2002) was used. The sample constituted total 120 adolescents out of which 60 were from internet addict adolescents (30 urban area and 30 rural area) and 60 from internet non-addict adolescents (30 urban area and 30 rural area). The data was collected from Ahmedabad City. The data was scored, analyzed as per the manual. ‘F’ test was being calculated. The result showed that 1. There is no significant difference in the mean score of social maturity among the internet addict and internet non-addict adolescents. 2. There is significant difference in the mean score of social maturity among the adolescents of urban and rural area. Therefore it could be said that, the adolescents of rural area group is having high social maturity than adolescents of urban area group and 3. There is no significant difference in the interactive effect of the mean scores of social maturity with regards to the type of adolescents and residential area.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.113/20190704

10.25215/0704.113

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Published in   Volume 07, Issue 4, October-December, 2019