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Self-Esteem Among Adolescents:A Study of Gender and Locale Differences


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The present study was conducted in Ludhiana district of Punjab state. Thepuxposeofthe study was to assess the self esteem level of rural and urban male and female adolescents. Three hundred adolescents of age group between 16- 18 years had been taken from four senior secondary schools of rural and urban areas of Ludhiana. The Self- Esteem Inventory (adult form) developed by Coopersmith was administered to assess the self- esteem of adolescents. Data were analyzed m terms of percentage, chi-square test, and t-test. The results revealed that there exists a significant difference m self esteem of male and female adolescents. Male adolescents had better self esteem as compared to female adolescents. Locale wise significant difference also existed. Result showed that urban adolescents had better self-esteem than rural adolescents.

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Self-Esteem, Adolescents, Gender, Locale.
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Prachi Shukla
Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Tejpreet K. Kang
Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Abstract


The present study was conducted in Ludhiana district of Punjab state. Thepuxposeofthe study was to assess the self esteem level of rural and urban male and female adolescents. Three hundred adolescents of age group between 16- 18 years had been taken from four senior secondary schools of rural and urban areas of Ludhiana. The Self- Esteem Inventory (adult form) developed by Coopersmith was administered to assess the self- esteem of adolescents. Data were analyzed m terms of percentage, chi-square test, and t-test. The results revealed that there exists a significant difference m self esteem of male and female adolescents. Male adolescents had better self esteem as compared to female adolescents. Locale wise significant difference also existed. Result showed that urban adolescents had better self-esteem than rural adolescents.

Keywords


Self-Esteem, Adolescents, Gender, Locale.