HOW DOES LIFE SKILLS EFFECT STRESS OF TRIBAL ADOLESCENTS WITH RESPECT TO TRIBES? A STUDY ON TRIBAL ADOLESCENTS OF SURGUJA DISTRICT, CHHATTISGARH

Dr. Inez Rose Louis Mendonza

Abstract


Present study consists of the tribal adolescents belonging to different areas of Surguja district of Chhattisgarh, India. The study is mainly conducted to find out the effect of Life Skills on Stress with respect to tribes. The investigator chose the adolescent students belonging to three different tribes i.e. Oraon, Gond and Kanwar. The tools used for this study is a self made Life Skill inventory, that is, “An inventory of conventional adaptation to life skills in tribal students”, which consists of 10 dimensions of Life Skills viz; (1) Seeking Social Support, (2) Problem Solving, (3) Self Blame, (4) Keep to Self, (5) Tension Reduction, (6) Conflict, (7) Social Action, (8) Spiritual Support, (9) Physical Recreation, and (10) Professional Help. Each dimension containing 6 items which makes it a total of 60 items with any three possible responses that is ‘yes’, ‘no’, and ‘don’t know’. Cronbach alpha is considered to be a measure of scale reliability. Cronbach’s alpha can be written as a function of the number of test items and the average inter – correlation among the items. The alpha coefficient for the items is 0.75 suggesting that the items have relatively high internal consistency. Stress Inventory for School Students (SISS) prepared and standardized by Seema Rani and Dr. Basant Bahadur Singh (2008), published in H.P.Bhargava Book House, Agra. The results indicated that dimensions Keep to self, Social action, Tension Reduction and Life Skills Total are effecting the Stress of tribal students.


Keywords


Life skills, Stress, Adolescent, Tribes, Oraon, Gond, Kanwar.

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