Vol. 8, Issue 4 (2019)
A study on social alienation among adolescents
J Navitha and Dr. P Sreedevi
Adolescence is a transition period from childhood to adult life. During this age many changes were takes place like increased peer relations, autonomy and striving for Social identity and more sensitive to social issues. Research review revealed that social alienation was observed among (53%) of adolescents and young adults in the age range of 18-34 years were often felt alone and depressed. Adolescents who were suffering with social alienation, they are physically present but mentally away from the external world and they exhibit aggressiveness and deviant behaviours. Hence, an attempt was made to study the Social Alienation among Adolescents. Ex-post facto research design was used for the study. A sample of 60 Adolescents in the age range of 16-21 years studying in different educational disciplines like Engineering, Agricultural and Allied sciences were selected by purposive random sampling method from Hyderabad, Telangana state. Social alienation scale by Jessor and Jessor was used to measure the Social alienation status. Frequencies, Percentages and Regression were used to analyze the data. The findings revealed that majority of (88%) were suffering with high level of Social Alienation in which adolescent boys were high compared to girls. Adolescents who are victims of bullying in early years experienced high social alienation and demographic profiles like Age and Income levels or Socio economic status has a significant influence on social alienation.
How to cite this article:
J Navitha, Dr. P Sreedevi. A study on social alienation among adolescents. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(4):534-537.