Holistic Development of Adolescents for Social Intelligence, Emotional Maturity and Spiritual Personality for Nation Building
Over 225 million adolescents reside in India which is greater than the total population of Germany, United Kingdom, and Canada put together. It is imperative that this immense human potential be given an enabled environment, empowered and effectively mobilized for the holistic development of adolescents and consequently the nation. To understand the complexities of young people, most of which arise from their very state of transition, this study assesses the relationship between emotional maturity (EM), social intelligence (SI) and spiritual personality (SP) among 100 randomly selected adolescent students from Jodhpur district (50 boys and 50 girls) and aged between 16 and 19. Data was collected using the Emotional Maturity Scale (EMS), Social Intelligence Scale (SIS) and Spiritual Personality Inventory (SPI) and analyzed using t-test, product moment correlation coefficient and multiple regression tools. Results obtained indicated that there is a significant difference in the three groups of adolescents -higher, middle and lower groups, based on SI, EM and SP scores and gender differences in relation to their emotional maturity, social intelligence and the spiritual personality. Regression analysis showed a contribution of SI and EM to SP, suggesting that individuals with more SI, EM, and SP, can holistically contribute to national development.
Keywords: Holistic Development, Adolescent, Social intelligence, Emotional Maturity, Spiritual Personality
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