IJSRP, Volume 8, Issue 5, May 2018 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Aleena Maria Sunny, Julia Grace Jacob, Neha Jimmy, Drishya Theres Shaji, Cilvania Dominic
The study intends to measure the emotional maturity variation between day scholars and hostellers who are affected by the feeling of perceived loneliness, within 18-20 age group. The sample includes 60 hostellers and 60-day scholars consisting of 30 boys and 30 girls respectively under each group. To get the sample of students with perceived loneliness, Perceived Loneliness Scale (L-SCALE) developed by Dr. Praveen Kumar was used. The tool used for measuring emotional maturity was Emotional Maturity Scale (EMS) by Dr. Yashvir Singh. To compare the mean scores on emotional maturity of hostellers and day scholars, Independent Sample t test was used. Results revealed that there is no significant difference in emotional maturity between hostellers and day scholars. However, significant difference was found between emotional maturity of girls and boys. The study revealed yet other interesting observations and findings that endeavour scope for further research in this topic.