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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(1): 2262-2269
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.801.237


Family Environment as Perceived by Adolescent Boys and Girls
Shanti Balda1, Sheela Sangwan1 and Arti Kumari2*
Department of Human Development and Family Studies, I.C. Collage of Home Science, CCS HAU Hisar- 125004, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present study was conducted in Hisar city and two villages of Hisar district. Two Government Senior Secondary Schools (one for boys and one for girls) from rural area and two Government Senior Secondary Schools (one for boys and one for girls) from Hisar city were selected at random. The study was conducted with 16-18 years old adolescents. These adolescents were selected from randomly selected four Government Senior Secondary Schools. Total sample constituted of 240 adolescents, 120 from rural area and 120 from urban area. These 240 adolescents included 120 boys and 120 girls. Family environment was assessed with the help of Family Environment Scale (FES) by Bhatia and Chadha (2004). Fathers of majority of adolescents had education up to senior secondary level, while majority of mothers had education up to middle school level. Maximum number of adolescents belonged to lower income group followed by middle and high income groups. Adolescents were personally interviewed about their perception of family environment. Z-test was used to determine if there were statistically significant differences between family environment perceived by rural and urban adolescent boys and girls. Results revealed that urban adolescents perceived family environment as more cohesive, more expressive, more accepting and caring, and more independent as compared to rural adolescents. While, rural adolescents perceived family environment more organized than urban adolescents. Urban adolescents perceived family environment significantly much better than those from rural area. Adolescent boys perceived family environment as more expressive, more accepting and caring, more independent, while, adolescents girls perceived family environment as more organized and controlling. Adolescent boys perceived family environment significantly much better than adolescent girls. Findings of the present study are useful for parents and caregivers of adolescents.


Keywords: Cohesion, expressiveness, Acceptance, independence, Active-recreational orientation, Organization, Control, Family environment, Rural, Urban, Adolescent, Boys, Girls
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Shanti Balda, Sheela Sangwan and Arti Kumari. 2019. Family Environment as Perceived by Adolescent Boys and Girls.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(1): 2262-2269. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.801.237