A study on level of adversity quotient of adolescents across age and gender
Keywords:Adolescence period, Adolescents, Adversity quotient, Adversity
Adversity Quotient (AQ) is one of the probable indicators of a person’s success in life. It is useful to predict attitude, mental stress, perseverance, longevity, learning, and response to changes in the environment. An AQ measures the ability of a person to deal with adversities in his or her life. This study assess the level of AQ of adolescents of Lucknow city. The study was conducted among 150 adolescents (10–19 years), out of which 79 were boys and 71 were girls. Adversity Response Profile by Paul Stoltz (2001) was used to assess the level of AQ of the respondents. Result reveals that a significant proportion (42.0%) of adolescents has a low level of AQ. At the same time, only 2% of them fall under the high AQ level. Further probing, the data reveal that, in the 10–14 years age group, significant proportion (47.1%) of respondents falls under a low level of AQ. At the same time, 2.3% of adolescents have above average level of AQ. The level of AQ in 15–19 years reveals that a major proportion (39.8%) of the respondents falls at low level of AQ, and 2.7% of them have a high AQ. The level of AQ of adolescents across gender showed that a major proportion (43.6%) of girls have a low AQ and 1.4% have a high AQ. Similarly, a major proportion (40.5%) of boys falls under the low level of AQ and 2.5% high level of AQ.
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