Parental - Peer Trust and Communication among Adolescents of Jammu
Dr. Sarika Manhas, Arpana Roshan
Adolescence is an important developmental stage as it is marked by rapid physiological neurological, cognitive and social changes. Mutual trust and communication are essential components of attachment and play an important role in the lives of the developing adolescents. The present study analyses and compares levels of parental and peer trust and communication among early and late adolescents of Jammu. The sample for the study comprised of 160 school and college going adolescents in the age group of 12-19 years. The sample was selected through random sampling technique. The tool for data collection was the IPPA scale (Inventory of Parent and Peer Attachment) designed by Armsden and Greenberg. The results reveal that most adolescents shared high degree of mutual trust with their mothers, fathers and peers. The sample adolescents showed satisfaction with their parents as well as the friends and felt wanted and cared for. Similarly, most adolescents shared a high degree of communication with mothers, fathers and the peer group as well. There was exchange of feelings and opinions on regular basis. Results further highlight that the early and late adolescents did not vary significant on maternal and paternal trust, and maternal and paternal communication. However, there was statistical difference between the two groups on peer trust and communication. More early adolescents showed higher levels of peer trust and communication than the late adolescents.
Dr. Sarika Manhas, Arpana Roshan . Parental - Peer Trust and Communication among Adolescents of Jammu. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 12, 2015, Pages 505-508