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Home Environment as Percieved by Adolescents of Kerala

Author Affiliations

  • 1Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, INDIA
  • 2 Department of psychology Prajyoti Niketan College, Pudukkad, Kerala, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 3, Issue (10), Pages 38-45, October,14 (2014)


The study which took place in the Thrissur district of Kerala state explored the psychological environment of 290 families of adolescents using Home Environment Inventory prepared by Karuna Shanker Misra. The aim of the study was to get a clear picture of how adolescents perceived their home environments. A detailed frequency table revealed the nature of distribution of various aspects of the psychological environment prevalent in the families of selected adolescents. T-test and single factor ANOVA were the main statistical tests carried out to estimate the differences in the perceived home environment of adolescents along four dimensions namely, gender, age, place of residence and the type of school studied. Gender difference was very prominent in six aspects of the perceived HE. The type of school adolescent studied exhibited a significant role in seven aspects of HE. Meanwhile age and place of residence of adolescents were significant only in two dimensions of HE namely control and permissiveness.


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