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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 6
First page : (1243) Last page : (1248)
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Construals of Respect and Disrespect among Adolescents

Priyanka Panwar*

Department of Human Development and Childhood Studies, Lady Irwin College,
University of Delhi, New Delhi
*Corresponding Author E-mail:
Received: 11.11.2018 | Revised: 16.12.2018 | Accepted: 23.12.2018  



Respect may be viewed as the regard expressed towards a person or thing by admiring and giving special attention. The present study focused on construals of respect among adolescents. A qualitative approach was used to design the study. The participants of this study were 50 school-going adolescents aged 14-15 years from New Delhi. The tools included focused group discussion and theatre activities with groups and semi-structured interviews and vignettes with individuals. Incidental observations were used to support the data thus gathered. Audio and video recordings were the data management devices used. The data were subjected to qualitative analyses. The main findings were that participants were deeply aware of respect as comprising of behavioral and affective component. Disrespect was shown in context when someone talks insolently by abusing, teasing, arguing and not acceding to others.Overall, according to the adolescents respectful behavior includes components of verbal, tone and gestures and disrespectful behavior includes verbal abuse, defiance and disruption.

Key words: Respect, Disrespect, Obedience, Defiance, Adolescent.

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Cite this article: Panwar, P., Construals of Respect and Disrespect among Adolescents, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(6): 1243-1248 (2018). doi: