Year: 2019 | Month: December | Volume 9 | Issue 2

Effect of Deprivation on Social Behaviours



Deprivation indicates lack of opportunities to have experiences that are available to the majority of children. It can adversely affect the social functioning of students among boys and girls. It was hypothesized that deprivation in various areas can predict variances in social behaviours of boys and girls differently. Social Behaviour Questionnaire of S.K. Pal, K.S. Misra and M. Gupta and Deprivaion Scale of S.K. Pal, K. Pandey and K.S. Misra were used to collect data. Correlation, t-ratio and regression analysis were used to analyze the data. Results revealed that girls exhibit more concern for others but less social passivity; deprivation in all the eight areas, viz. physiological, fulfillment of needs, ecological, social, emotional, economic, educational and parental areas is positively related to social passivity among boys; tolerance is not related to any area of deprivation as perceived by boys as well as girls; dependence, power assertion, ingratiation and social conversation among boys and girls are positively related to physiological, ecological, emotional and economic deprivations; all the eight areas of deprivation contribute to more than ten per cent variance in boys’ compliance, dependence, ingratiation, social conversation, social passivity, aggression and withdrawal, and girl’s power assertion, ingratiation, social passivity, aggression and withdrawal; concern for others and tolerance among boys are the two least affected social behaviours among boys while in the case of girls concern for others, compliance and social conversation are the three least affected social behaviours.

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