Abstract

TO STUDY THE GENDER DIFFERENCE IN PERSONALITY FACTOR AND ANXIETY IN ADOLCENTS - SOCIALBILITY SELF-CONFIDENCE AMBITION AND ANXIETY

Author(s): Vandana Jaiprakash Baraskar, Pradeep Parshuram Shinde

BACKGROUND Adolescence is a period of transition from childhood to adulthood. This period generally extends from 12 to 19 years and is broadly classified into three phases such as early adolescence, middle adolescence and late adolescence. MATERIALS AND METHODS For the present study the sample is adolescents of age group 12 to 16 years. The total sample consists of 50 girls and 50 boys. To test the personality factors, L N Dubey’s sentence completion test and to test anxiety, Sinha’s anxiety test has been applied. RESULTS In the present study all personality factors did not show any statistical difference in both the genders however anxiety levels were statistically high in females. CONCLUSION The results of the study reveal that ??? The personality trait sociability in adolescents does not show any gender difference. ??? Both male and female adolescents do not differ in self confidence, ambitious –personality factor. ??? Females have statistically significant higher anxiety levels than males.