Poonam R. Das, Anjum F. Shah

This study examined how a person felt about themselves and others and what that meant for their overall social adjustment. 150 participants (ages 16-20) took part in the survey, with the group split evenly between girls and boys. Using the Social Adjustment Inventory (Roma Pal) and The Self-Other Questionnaire (Dr. E.L. Phillips), the study determined:

  • Teens who felt good about themselves and their peers ranked as well to moderately socially adjusted
  • Teens who felt good about themselves were more likely to see others in a positive light too
  • Generally, boys were found to have a more positive attitude in regards to themselves
  • Girls ranked higher on the socially adjusted scale than boys

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