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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 3
First page : (683) Last page : (685)
Article doi: : http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-6219

Study on Social Competence among Girls at Palanpur City

Patel Chaya D.1*, Sarita Sanwal2,   Serene Shekhar2 and Surabhi Singh2

1*Research Scholar and 2Assistant Professors;
Department of Human Development & Family Studies, ASPEE College of Home Science and Nutrition, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University; Gujarat
*Corresponding Author E-mail: sksanwal@sdau.edu.in
Received: 1.02.2018  |  Revised: 6.03.2018   |  Accepted: 14.03.2018  



Adolescence begins with biological maturation (puberty), when young people must accomplish developmental tasks and develop a sense of personal identity. It is a period when children become physically, psychologically, emotionally as well as socially matured. High school main a large part of the adolescent social life is build around school – related activities. Social competence is the ability of an individual to behave in ways that are skilled and effective. Today’s life has become more and more stressful and there has been an increase in of problems in the society. Teenage is the time when life reaches its highest peak. This is the age when the child is very uncertain about himself and trying to be in tune with the new situation he/she is facing. Maturity and adjustment are the important issues of the teenager’s life. These play an important role in shaping the personality and finding the identity of the individual. The Objectives of the present study was to examine and compare of social competence among high school going girls respondents. The present study aims to investigate the social competence among 80 respondent in the age group of 13 to 16 years studying in government and private high schools setting i.e., standards-IX and X at Palanpur city Banaskantha District of Gujarat State. “Social Competence Scale” (SCS) developed by V.P. Sharma, Dr. Kiran Shukla and Dr. Prabha Shukla a standardized tool was used for data collection. The statistical methods such as mean, standard deviation, correlation coefficient and Z-test were used for analysis of data. Results inferred that in overall respondents, Social competence level of the private school girl respondents were found higher than the social competence level of government school girl respondents. ‘r’ value reveled that income had positive, but significant correlation with social competence of girls respondents. It can be inferred the as income of the parents affect of social competence of girl respondents.

Key words: Adolescence, School, Competency & Social.

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Cite this article: Patel, C.D., Sanwal, S., Shekhar, S. and Singh, S., Study on Social Competence among Girls at Palanpur City, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(3): 683-685 (2018). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6219