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Indian Journal of Social Research Vol.56 (2) (Mar - Apr, 2015) (203-206)


V Saini and B Dhanda
Department of Human Development and Family Studies, COHS
CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125 004


The study was conducted in rural and urban areas of district Hisar of state Haryana. The objective of the study was to assess relationship between different skills of adaptive behaviour. A sample comprised of 100 children. The results revealed that that all the domains of adaptive behaviour were positively significantly correlated with each other. Children from rural and urban area observed that urban children were almost high on all the domains of adaptive behaviour, viz., communication skill, daily living skill domain, social domain and motor skill domain.

Key word: Communication skill, daily living skill domain, social domain, motor skill domain and adaptive behaviour.


Adaptive Behaviour includes the age-appropriate behaviours necessary for people to live independently and to function safely and appropriately in daily life (Roger 2005A communication skill is the set of skills that enables a person to convey information so that it is received and understood. Communication skills refer to the repertoire of behaviour that serve to convey information for the individual. Daily living skills include the activities usually performed in the course of a normal day in a person’s life, such as eating, toileting, and dressing, bathing, or brushing the teeth. It is a term used in daily self-care activities within an individual’s life. Social skills may be defined as the personal skills that are needed for successful social communication and interaction e.g. Friendliness, positive involvement in group activities, respect for rights, property, and ideas of others, self-control, positive self-image, appropriateness, obedience of group rules and conforming to social norms. Motor skill is a learned sequence of movements that combine to produce a smooth, efficient action in order to master a particular task. Motor skills are identified as gross or fine.

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