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| Published: September 08, 2020

Study on levels of peer pressure among adolescents

Ms. Umashankari.V

Professor, Department of Psychology, Indian Academy Degree College (Autonomous), Bangalore, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Kiran Babu N C

Asst. Professor, Department of Psychology, Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bangalore, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Moutusi Daspurkayastha

Research Scholar, Department of Psychology, The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Bangalore, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.079/20200803

DOI: 10.25215/0803.079

ABSTRACT

In the present study the researchers have attempted to assess the levels of Peer Pressure among adolescence between the genders along with other factors like age group, order of birth, stream of education, family income group, and parent’s occupation. Among 123 students which include 67 boys and 56 girls who belong to the age group of 16 to 21 years residing in urban population. The questionnaire used to collect the data was ‘Peer Pressure Scale’ which was designed by Sandeep Singh & Sunil Saini (2010). The major findings of the study were Age and by levels of peer pressure revealed that pattern of peer pressure was same for all the age group of adolescents. Birth order and by levels of peer pressure was found to be high among Fourth Born compare to first born, second born and third born adolescents. Family income and by levels of peer pressure revealed that pattern of peer pressure was same for all the family income group of adolescents. Mother’s education and by levels of peer pressure revealed that pattern of peer pressure was same for the entire mother’s education group of adolescents. Mother’s occupation and levels of peer pressure among adolescents revealed that working women adolescent’s children had higher levels of peer pressure compared to their home maker adolescents children. Levels of peer pressure among gender revealed that males had higher levels of peer pressure compared to females. Finally, the implications of the study were found to be adolescents can be educated on the pros and cons of Peer Pressure and how it impacts their choices and decisions and eventually, their life. Also, adolescents can be taught coping skills which will ensure a better and healthy life style for them.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.079/20200803

10.25215/0803.079

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 3, July-September, 2020