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Indian Journal of Social Research Vol. 62 (1+2) (Jan-Feb + March-April, 2021) (27-56) 

EXPLORING SOME ASPECTS OF THE SOCIAL LIFE OF ADOLESCENT SCHOOL GOING GIRLS IN BOGURA DISTRICT, BANGLADESH

Gopinath Annadurai

Pre Doctoral Fellow
IIM Bangalore,
Karnataka (India)

Md. Tanbirul Islam

Deputy Director
RDA, Bogura (Bangladesh)

Andalib Mahejabin

Deputy Director
RDA, Bogura (Bangladesh)
 

Abstract

 Adolescence is the transitional stage of physical and psychological development between childhood and adulthood. A range of changes take place during this period. It is a time of experimenting, finding out self, and gradually becoming independent. This study was conducted to explore some aspects of the social life of adolescent school going girls. Primary data were collected by using a structured questionnaire from a total of 204 girl students of two secondary schools of Bogura district of Bangladesh to explore their family and social relationship, behaviour and attitude. Efforts were also made to understand the influence of the popular features of social and electronic media over the lifestyle of adolescent girls. In addition to this, attempts were made to explore the status and awareness of sexual violence among the targeted groups. The three different objectives of the study correlated with one another and gave us an overall understanding of the life of young adolescent school-going girls. From the sample, we know that they enjoy the peer group company; yet, they rely on their family for major decisions of their lives. However, a strong relationship with relatives is found to be decreasing. Male-female companionship or friendship is not popular in the study area. The girls are found aware of the social problems pertaining to them and are also conscious regarding precautionary means and self-defensive techniques of facing the same. Social and electronic media do not have much impact on the girls’ lifestyle and relationship behaviour. They still are mostly dependent on the real world or traditional mechanism for their socialization, although social and electronic media tend to affect their dormant habits. 


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