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GENERAL MENTAL ABILITY OF ADOLESCENTS OF SECONDARY SCHOOL LEVEL IN RELATION TO THEIR SOCIAL MATURITY AND GENDER

[Speaker] Kumar, Parmod:1
[Co-author] Devi, Rita:1
1:Central University of Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir (India)

The present paper is an outcome of research conducted by authors to see the relationship between General Mental Ability and Social Maturity and also see the difference, in term of gender and Social Maturity on General Mental Ability of adolescents of secondary school level, using descriptive survey method and formulating directional hypotheses by taking sample of 250 adolescents (134 female and 116 male) of Secondary Schools of Kathua district of Jammu & Kashmir State (India). General Mental Ability Test by Jalota and Comparative Scale for Social Maturity by Roma Pal were tools used and co-efficient of correlation, Mean, SD, SED and C.R. ratio employed for data analysis. Study indicated significant positive relationship between General Mental Ability & Social Maturity and no significant difference of Social Maturity in term of gender on General Mental Ability was found. The study has implications for schools system, directorate of school education and the parents/community.
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