| Published: March 25, 2015
The Impact of Family Environment upon Development of Life Skills and Psychological Hardiness among Adolescent Boys
The objective of the present study is to explore the role of family in developing life skills and psychological hardiness among adolescent boys. The study was conducted on a random sample of 300 male adolescents studying in government and private schools of Rajasthan. The data was collected with the help of life skills scale, psychological hardiness scale and family climate scale. Correlation was used to study life skills and psychological hardiness in relation to family environment among male adolescents. Regression was used to study family environment components of expressiveness, conflict, acceptance, cohesion, independence, active recreational orientation, organization and control and total family environment as predictors of life skills and psychological hardiness among male adolescents. The co relational analysis indicated that life skills are significantly correlated with all the eight dimensions of family environment except control dimension. Also, a significant relationship of control, challenge and global psychological hardiness with family environment and its dimensions was observed. The results of step-wise multiple regression revealed that only cohesiveness, active recreational orientation and organization dimension of family environment emerged as significant predictors of life skills among male adolescents. Further, the analysis revealed that total family environment emerged as a significant predictor of control, challenge and global psychological hardiness among adolescents. Implications of the results are discussed.
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© 2015, M Dasgupta, R Sain
Received: December 14, 2014; Revision Received: January 18, 2015; Accepted: March 25, 2015
Published in Volume 02, Issue 2, January-March, 2015