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Indian Journal of Social Research Vol.56 (2) (Mar - Apr, 2015) (259-263)

IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF SES ON CHILDREN’S BEHAVIOUR

Pinki Rani, Chandra K Singh and B Dhanda
Department of Human Development and Family Studies
I.C. Collage of Home Science, CCS HAU Hisar- 125004

Abstract

The study aimed to find out the impact assessment of SES on behaviour development of children. The total sample for the study was 300 (100 girls and 200 parents) from rural and urban area of Hisar district. Vineland adaptive behaviour scale developed by Sparrow et al. (1984) was used to assess the behaviour of the children. The results highlighted that no. of sibling (χ2=10.22*), father’s occupation (χ2=10.80*), father’s education (χ2=29.45*), mother’s education (χ2=25.08*), family income (χ2=9.09*) and caste (χ2=6.22*), were significantly associated with adaptive behaviour of children.

Key words: Adaptive Behaviour, socio-economic status, academic skills, learning stimulation

Introduction

Behaviour is the action or reaction of a person in response to external or internal stimuli; conduct; manners or deportment, especially good manners; general course of life; treatment of others; manner of action; the activity of an organism, especially as measurable for its effects; response to stimulus; the functioning, response or activity of an object or substance (Roger 2005). Adaptive behaviour include real life skills such as grooming, dressing, safety, safe food handling, school rules, ability to work, money management, cleaning, making friends, social skills, and personal responsibility.

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