Significance of Self Concept Among the Adolescent School Students

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R. Mathiyalagan Martin, K. Maheswari


Adolescents are vulnerable to a series of psychosocial stressors that are not usually identified or treated. They may experience multiple losses, and usually there are limited resources available to help them deal with these losses and their repercussions. Self-concept reflects how an adolescent evaluates himself or herself in domains in which he or she considers success important. Problems and difficulties can lower self-concept; but low self-concept can also cause problems. An adolescent can have a positive self-concept in some domains and a negative self-concept in others. This study aims to study the level of self-concept among adolescents studying in Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Samayanallur, Madurai district. The total sample for the study comprised of 50 adolescent girls and boys studying in Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Samayanallur selected from the universe of 367. Simple Random sampling method was adopted in the present study. This study on the self concept of school going adolescents is a descriptive study and was conducted in Madurai district among 50 adolescents in the age group of 10-19 years. An interview schedule and the Adolescents Self Concept Short Scale were the tools administered in this study to collect data. The findings of this research will be discussed in the main paper. This research it is evident that more research has to be done to further analyze the factors contributing to the self concept of adolescents.


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