Sexual tendency and adjustment among the adolescents of Mysore city of India

Bhaskar, R. and Rudramma and Komala, M. (2014) Sexual tendency and adjustment among the adolescents of Mysore city of India. Journal of Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research, 2 (2). pp. 39-42. ISSN 1945-3019

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The developmental changes that occur in adolescence cause varying degree of disturbances which center around the biological, emotional and environmental aspects of the adolescents' personality. Adolescents also face several problems in building successful personal, family and community lives since they live in so called problem age. Sexual tendency is also one of the Risk Behavior among the adolescents. A total number of 600 adolescents (boys and girls) were selected from Mysore city to study the sexual tendency and the adjustment pattern. The aspects of sexual tendency included over inclination in attempting to masturbation, necking, petting, produce erotic arousal without sexual intercourse etc. and the Bell's adjustment inventory was used to assess the level of adjustment among the adolescents. The results revealed that there is a significant difference between boys of different sexual tendency and their social, emotional and overall adjustment. The significant difference was observed between girls of different sexual tendency and their home, emotional and overall adjustment. The adolescents who are rich in relationships, availed love and affection of the family are likely to have a better adjustment pattern. Family and parents in particular should show active interest in adolescent's activities and to provide moral support. They should act as sensors for the risk behaviors and also should monitor and evaluate the behavior and adjustment pattern of the adolescents.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Life Science > Food Science and Nutrition
Divisions: Department of > Food Science and Nutrition
Depositing User: Arshiya Kousar
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2019 07:19
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2019 07:19

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