Social Development Of Adolescence

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Adolescence is an age of possibilities for children.It can also be defined more simply, as the threshold from childhood to adulthood. It is a crucial time for elders to help adolescents build on their development in the first decade of life. To guide them effectively so that they can cope up with risk and vulnerabilities and to set them on the path to fulfilling their potentials. India has the largest national population of adolescents i.e. 243 million. So here the task of parents and health professionals increases as to make sure proper development of adolescents by helping them in proper adjustment and to build positive self-image. Relationship is very important aspect of adolescents’ life. The kind of relationship adolescents have with their …show more content…
It means that physical and biological changes are universal and take place due to maturationbut the psychosocial and behavioural manifestations are determined by the meaning given to these changes within a cultural system. The experience of adolescents during teen years would vary considerably according to the cultural and social values of the network of social identities they grow in.To contextualize the cultural milieu, in which adolescents grow in India, the relevant traditional cultural values and themes that shape and affect the environment of adolescents during growing years need to be described. The family universally is acknowledged as an institution of socialisation; however, it plays a major role inthe life of an Indian. Despite the fast pace of social change, it continues to have a direct bearing on adolescents’ development, since most young people stay in family until adulthood or even later in the case of joint family set-up.One important factor that distinguishes adolescents who navigate the transition with success and those who do not is the quality of relationships that the adolescent has with both parents and peers.J. LaibleDeborah (1999) found in a study that peer attachment may be relatively more influential on adolescent adjustment than parent …show more content…
The t value obtained was 0.648 which was insignificant. Boyshave higher level of attachment with mother.
The mean score of girls and boys in attachment with father was 84.12 and 85.02 respectively. The t value obtained was -0.587 which is insignificant. It can be inferred from the higher mean score of the boys that they have higher level of attachment with fathers than girls.
The mean score of girls and boys in attachment with peer was 86.2 and 89.35 respectively. The t value obtained was 1.2. It can be inferred from the mean scores that boyshave higher level of attachment with peers than girls. The finding of the study was in contradiction with a study done by Cotterell (1992) and O’Koon (1997) who have reported that females have stronger attachment to peers than males.
The mean scores of girls and boys on adjustment behaviour were 37.500 and 31.075 respectively. The t-value obtained was -4.635 which was “insignificant.” Adjustment behaviour of girls was higher than the boys which means girls were more properly adjusted in comparison to