Goal Setting Among Adolescents in Relation to Parental Involvement
Jasmeet Kaur Bedi
Asstt. Prof. BCM College of Education, Ludhiana

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Goal setting is an incredible strategy or instrument for assisting understudies with giving a strong establishment to upgrading their presentation. By understanding what he/she needs to accomplish throughout everyday life, understudies/youths may know where they need to think and what is to improve. On the off chance that teenagers/understudies can set very much characterized objectives, they can gauge and invest wholeheartedly in the accomplishment of those objectives. The main undertaking before an educator or instructor or parent is to help the understudies in defining transient objectives and long haul objectives. Objective setting gives self-assurance and inspiration to the understudy which is a fundamental key to improve or raise execution. Goal setting is a psychological cycle that includes setting up of explicit destinations, estimations and methodology to accomplish the objective, which likewise remembers the technique alteration for terms of the input or blunder made. The main objective of the study was to examine goal setting among adolescents in relation to parental involvement. To accomplish the objective, Goal Setting Scale developed by the investigator and Parental Involvement Scale by Dr. Sangeeta Tramma, 1998 were adopted.

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The descriptive survey method was employed for the present investigation. The sample consists of 464 adolescents studied in CBSE affiliated schools of Ludhiana district of Punjab. Data has been collected from students of 9th and 10th class whose parents are graduates or undergraduates. The sample was further categorized into male and female students. Sample has been drawn by employing simple random sampling technique, Stratified random sampling technique, purposive sampling technique and systematic random sampling technique.


Findings of the study reveal significant relationship between goal setting among adolescents and dimensions of parental involvement; significant relationship between goal setting among male adolescents and dimensions of parental involvement and significant relationship between goal setting among female adolescents and dimensions of parental involvement.


The study has practical implications for students to set goals before doing any educational and vocational tasks or activities; study also has practical implications for parents to provide such environment that will help their child in setting goals and it will also helpful for teachers and educational administrators in organizing such activities and programmes that ensures parent’s involvement in their child’s goal setting.


Goal Setting, Parental Involvement, Adolescents.


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