A Comparative Study on the Personal Values of Male Adolescents across Different Group with Respect to Their Family Income
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Aim: The present study was conducted to assess and compare the personal values among male adolescents in the families categorized under three group based on their family income as Low-Level Income Group (LLIG), Medium-Level Income Group (MLIG) and High-Level Income Group (HLIG).
Sample: The total sample consisted of 90 male adolescents in the age group of 17-19 years from the two selected colleges of GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology (College of Home Science and College of Agriculture), Pantnagar.
Sample Design: From the selected colleges, the students were randomly drawn under three classified groups within the age group irrespective of their degree program.
Sample Selection: The list of male students enrolled in I and II year (of both Agriculture and Home Science within the age group of 17-19 years) made was collected from the office of four colleges and scrutinised under three groups based on their family income. The sample of 30 male adolescent students was randomly selected under each group constituting the total sample of 90 students. The Deans of both the colleges were personally contacted for seeking permission to have rapport and collect the information legally.
Tools: Self-structured general information questionnaire along with the Personal value questionnaire by Sherry and Verma  was administered to collect the data.
Results: The results revealed that the family income plays a crucial role in the personal values of adolescents. Except for social and religious values, the students from HLIG are having a significantly high level of personal values when compared to LLIG and MLIG. Hence, the higher the family income, the more focus on personal development and so the improved personal values of the younger generations.
Conclusion: We were able conclude that the family income plays a crucial role in the personal values of adolescents.
- Family income
- personal values
- religious value
- democratic value
- social value
How to Cite
Kumari A, Singh R, Mehra M, Mishra AK. Analysis of adolescents’ personality in context of family social class. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Science. 2018;7(2):962-966.
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