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Adolescent Alienation and its Relation to Classroom Environment

Gursharan Singh Kalki, Bhavya Chopra, Satnam Singh


The main aim of this research paper is to examine the role of classroom environment in experience of adolescent alienation. Adolescent Alienation is measured through the feelings of powerlessness, isolation, self-estrangement, meaninglessness and normlessness. Classroom environment is composed of involvement, affiliation, teacher support, task orientation, competition, order and organization, rule clarity, teacher control and innovation. It was hypothesized that dimensions of classroom environment will inversely contribute to Adolescent Alienation. Stepwise regression analysis was through STATISTICA software tool to study contribution of family environment dimensions towards adolescent alienation. Teacher control, rule clarity, affiliation and teacher support have significantly contributed towards adolescent alienation.


Adolescent alienation, classroom environment, cohesion, isolation, expressiveness

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