| Published: December 30, 2019
Social maturity among internet addict and non-addict adolescents
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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© 2019, T I Pathan & K Chothani
Received: December 18, 2019; Revision Received: December 25, 2019; Accepted: December 30, 2019
Published in Volume 07, Issue 4, October-December, 2019