ADJUSTMENT OF ADOLESCENCE IN RELATION TO GENDER
Keywords:Adjustment, emotional adjustment, social adjustment, educational adjustment, Adolescent
Adjustment is ongoing process where persons keep adjusting their behavior according to the needs and circumstances of the environment. This helps to balance between one’s needs and desires. Adjustment is the challenge for each and every living being and more challenging for the adolescent. Since it is the rapid phase of growth and development of their physical, emotions and sexual. Most of adolescence faced difficulty in adjusting themselves socially, educationally and emotionally into their day-to-day life. The aim of the present research was to study the emotional adjustment, social adjustment and educational adjustment of male and female adolescents in relation to gender. The sample consisted of 120 adolescents that was collected from different school of Ahmedabad city. 60 males and 60 females from age group of 14 years to 18 years were selected. Here gender was taken as an independent variable whereas different areas of adjustment such as emotional adjustment, social adjustment and educational adjustment were taken as dependent variables. For data collection, an adjustment inventory for school students by A.K. Sinha and R.P. Singh was used. To analyze the data, a ‘t’ test was used. Results indicate that significant differences were found between male and female adolescents in relation to emotional, social, educational, and adjustment.
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