Vol. 4, Issue 12 (2017)
A study on tribal adolescents of life skills effect stress with special reference to Satna district
Author(s): Dr. Jag Prasad Verma
Abstract: Present study consists of the tribal adolescents belonging to different areas of Satna district of Madhya Pradesh, India. The study is mainly conducted to find out the effect of Life Skills on Stress with respect to tribes. The investigator chose the adolescent students belonging to different tribes i.e. Gonds, Baigas, Kols, Khairwar, Panika and Mawasi. The tools used for this study is a self-made Life Skill inventory, that is, “An inventory of conventional adaptation to life skills in tribal students”, which consists of 10 dimensions of Life Skills viz; (1) Conflict, (2) Keep to self, (3) Physical recreation, (4) Problem solving, (5) Professional help, (6) Seeking social support, (7) Self-blame, (8) Social action, (9) Spiritual support, and (10) Tension reduction. Each dimension containing 6 items which makes it a total of 60 items with any three possible responses that is 'yes', 'no', and 'don't know'. Cronbach alpha is considered to be a measure of scale reliability. Cronbach's alpha can be written as a function of the number of test items and the average inter – correlation among the items. The alpha coefficient for the items is 0.75 suggesting that the items have relatively high internal consistency. Stress Inventory for School Students (SISS) prepared and standardized by Seema Rani and Dr. Basant Bahadur Singh (2008), published in H.P. Bhargava Book House, Agra. The results indicated that dimensions Keep to self, Social action, Tension Reduction and Life Skills Total are effecting the Stress of tribal students.