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Impact of different Factors on Social Maturity of Adolescents of Coed-School

Author Affiliations

  • 1A.N.D.Nagar Nigam Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Kanpur, UP, INDIA
  • 2 Chandrasekhar azad University of Agriculture andTechnology, Kanpur, UP, INDIA
  • 3 Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow-226 025, UP, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 3, Issue (10), Pages 35-37, October,14 (2014)


The sample consists of 220 students of IXth, Xth, XIth and XIIth class selected from the coeducational English medium schools of Kanpur district. Out of which 110 were boys and 110 were girls. The sample was collected by using multistage random sampling technique.Self designed socio-demographic questionnaire was used to study the socio-demographic characteristics of respondents. Social maturity of the respondents was assessed by using Rao's Social Maturity scale developed by Dr Nalini Rao. Factors affecting social maturity of adolescents of co-ed schools were affected by family and peergroup in social maturity whereas co-ed school respondents were affected by personality. The boys and girls were affected by inferiority complex while 50.9% boys and 40.0% of girls were affected in social maturity by neighborhood and school. Co-ed school adolescents were given recreation as a factor in social maturity.


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