Adversity Quotient

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A STUDY OF THE ADVERSITY QUOTIENT
OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
ON THE BASIS OF THEIR
ATTITUDE TOWARDS SCHOOL

GUIDED BY

MRS. KALPAN CHAVAN

SUBMITTED BY
Ms. Manjula S. Gaikwad

A Project submitted as Part fulfillment of the Bachelor of Education Degree Course of the university of Mumbai

ST. XAVIER’S INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION
2010-2011

CERTIFICATE

This is to certify that the thesis titled “A STUDY OF THE ADVERSITY QUOTIENT OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS ON THE BASIS OF THEIR ATTITUDE TOWARDS SCHOOL” is being submitted herewith as par fulfillment of the Bachelor of Education Degree Course of the University of Mumbai, for the academic year 2010-2011. This is the result of the original research work and contribution by Ms. Manjula S. Gaikwad under my supervision and guidance and is worthy of examination.

Place: MRS. KALPAN CHAVAN

Date:

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
With great enthusiasm and pleasure I, Ms. Manjula S. Gaikwad, student of St. Xaviers Institute of Education hereby present my Project Report on “A Study Of The Adversity Quotient Of Secondary School Students On The Basis Of Their Attitude Towards School” It is a matter of gratification for me to pay my respect and acknowledge all those who have imparted knowledge and helped me to complete my project work. First and foremost I would like to thank my guide Mrs. Kalpana Chavan for her valuable guidance, keen interest, constant encouragement and understanding throughout the tenure of this study. Her tremendous faith in me and her patience helped me to draw out my potential and gain confidence in my venture. I also thank our Principal Dr. A. Vaz for her support and encouragement throughout the project work. Sincere thanks to the Principal and the staff of the St Paul’s High School, Dadar for their support in granting me the liberty to conduct this study in their school. I also thank my friends of the practice teaching school group for all their cooperation and emotional support during this study.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER I - INTRODUCTION
1.1 General Introduction
1.2 Theoretical Framework
1.3 Statement of the Problem
1.4 Review of Read Literature
1.5 Need for the Study
1.6 Significance of the Study
1.7 Scope and Delimitations

CHAPTER II - RESEARCH DESIGN
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Statement of the Problem
2.3Variables of the Study
2.4Operational Definitions
2.5Objectives of the Study
2.6 Hypothesis of the Study
2.7Method of Study
2.8Sample Selection
2.9 Tools Used For the Study
2.10Data Collection
2.11Data Analysis

CHAPTER III - ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Descriptive Analysis
3.3 Inferential Analysis
3.4 Findings

CHAPTER IV - CONCLUSION AND ACTION PLAN
4.1 Findings and Conclusion
4.2 Action Plan
4.3 Recommendations

BIBLIOGRAPHY
APPENDIX-A
APPENDIX-B

LIST OF TABLES

Sr no| Table no| Table title| Page no|
1| 3.1| Relevant statistics for calculation of mean of the scores of low AQ students.| 21| 2| 3.2| Relevant statistics for calculation of mean of the scores of high AQ students.| 22| 3| 3.3| Distribution of students as per their adversity Quotient| 22| 4| 3.4| Table showing the t- value and its significance| 24|

LIST OF FIGURES

Sr no| Figure no| Figure title| Page no|
1| 1| Graphical representation of Low AQ mean and High AQ mean| 22| 2| 2| Distribution of students as per their Adversity Quotient| 23| 3| 3| Percentage of Low AQ, Moderate AQ and High AQ students| 24|

CHAPTER I
INTRODUCTION

1.1 GENERAL INTRODUCTION
“Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.” - Aristotle “Adversity is not without comforts and hopes.” - Bacon

Everyone's life has adversity in it. Bad things happen to both good and bad people and...
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