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Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology

Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology, ISSN: 2320-7027,Vol.: 19, Issue.: 1

 

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Effect of Social – Support on Peer-relationship among Adolescents in Haryana

 

 

Rupika Chopra1*, Shakuntla Punia1 and Santosh Sangwan1

1Department of Human Development and Family Studies, I. C. College of Home Science, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar (125004), Haryana, India.

 

Abstracts

 

Aim: To verify the relationship between social-support and peer-relationship among adolescents in Haryana.

Study Design: A cross – sectional study was conducted on 460 adolescents of 11th and 12th standard in Haryana.

Place and Duration of Study: The study was conducted in Haryana, between July 2013 and December 2013.

Methodology: Social Support Questionnaire (SSQ) and Peer – Relationship Questionnaire  (PRQ) were used to assess the social – support and peer – relationship among adolescents respectively.

Results: Female adolescents (53%) received more social – support in terms of quantity (SSQN) and were more satisfied than their counterparts i.e., male adolescents (41%). Adolescents who were victimized at low level reported better social – support (M = 8.99). Results further exposed that social – support quantity increases, the pro – social behavior (r = 0.09, p < 0.05) within peers during adolescence also increases. Social – support from family members increases, the victimization (r = -0.12, p < 0.05) decreases and as social – support from non – family members’ increases, chances of victimization (r = 0.12, p < 0.05) also increases.

Conclusion: If adolescents do not get social – support at the time they need either from family members or non – family members, they will become victim earlier.

 

Keywords :

Adolescents; peer – relationship; pro – social behavior; social – support quantity (SSQN); social - support satisfaction (SSQS); victimization.

 

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DOI : 10.9734/AJAEES/2017/34479

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