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Vol. 12, Special Issue 9 (2023)

Study on socio-economic, communication, health & hygienic status of slum dwelling adolescent girls in Kolkata, India

Author(s):
Soumita Das Barman, A Goswami, SM Nanda, Bipasha Paul and Sukanta Biswas
Abstract:
Adolescence (from Latin ‘adolescere’, meaning ‘to grow up’) is a transitional stage of physical and psychological development that generally occurs during the period from puberty to legal adulthood (age of majority). WHO identifies adolescence as the period of human growth and development that occurs after childhood and before adulthood, between the ages of 10-19 years. It is a period of dynamic brain development. During this period, adolescents learn from the social behaviour and environmental surroundings of their community. The total sample and population was 200 adolescent school girls from the surrounding slum area under the Kolkata Municipal Corporation in the state of West Bengal. The data was collected by using pre tested, semi-structured interview schedule developed by the researcher for the present study. The collected data was tabulated, and analysed with statistical applications for better interpretation and conclusion. This study was highlight the well-being factors, literacy rate, decision making power of the adolescent girls of the urban slum area and exploring their health & hygiene, social attitude, socio-economic conditions. So the study will be help to draw attention of every one to think and do something for the better life and security of the young girls of the urban slum areas.
Pages: 409-414  |  90 Views  43 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Soumita Das Barman, A Goswami, SM Nanda, Bipasha Paul and Sukanta Biswas. Study on socio-economic, communication, health & hygienic status of slum dwelling adolescent girls in Kolkata, India. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(9S): 409-414.
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