International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Education Management | India | Volume 5 Issue 10, October 2016


Demographic Correlates of Self Confidence: A Study of Adolescent

Dr. Taruna Malhotra [2] | Mona Malhota


Abstract: Self-confidence is considered one of the most influential motivators and regulators of behavior in people's everyday lives. As positive self-confidence can raise the achievement of a person having ordinary caliber whereas negative thoughts related to self-confidence may deteriorate the future of a person having extra-ordinary caliber. The purpose of thepresent investigation was to scrutinize empirically the main and interactive effect of gender, locality and type of schools on Self-confidence of adolescents. The sample comprised 240 adolescentsselected randomly from High Schools of Rohtak city. Agnihotri's Self-confidence Inventory (ASCI) developed by Gupta (2005)was administered to ascertain the influence of demographic correlates of self-confidence.2?2?2 factorial design was employed with two levels of gender boys and girls, two levels of locality urban and rural and two levels of type of school govt. and private. The analysis was carried out by employing three way analysis of variance. The findings suggested that main effect of gender, locality and type of school was found to be associated with the Self-confidence. First order interactions and second order interactions were found significant.


Keywords: Self-confidence, Demographic Correlates Gender, Locality &Type of School


Edition: Volume 5 Issue 10, October 2016,


Pages: 65 - 69


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