Impact of Maternal Deprivation on Perceived Loneliness and Self-Confidence. And-Role of Perceived Loneliness in Leaving the Child at the Threshold of Low Self-Confidence

Amina Parveen, Humaira Sadiq


In the present investigation an attempt have been made to study and compare the level of perceived Loneliness and Self-Confidence among children suffering from maternal deprivation either partially or completely and to find out  relationship between Perceived Loneliness and Self-confidence. Sample size for the study consisted of  100 students which included 50 maternally deprived orphans and 50 Children of working mothers in the age group (14-16) years selected purposively from various government and private (high and higher secondary) schools of district Srinagar. Perceived Loneliness scale by Dr.Praveen kumar jha and Self-Confidence Inventory by Dr. Rekha Gupta Agnihotri were employed as tools for data collection and t-test and correlation was used for data analysis. Bar diagram were used to make the results clear. The results revealed that Children of both the categories suffers from high Perceived  Loneliness and possess average Self-Confidence, however on comparison no significant difference was found between the two category of children on Perceived loneliness and self-confidence, both categories display almost similar feeling of Perceived Loneliness and possess similar level of self-confidence. Also a strong correlation has been found between Perceived Loneliness and self-confidence.

Keywords: Maternally deprived orphans, Children of working mothers, Perceived Loneliness and Self-confidence.

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