Comparison Of Family Environment Of Higher Secondary Students Based On Family Type, Locality And Socio Economic Status

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Dr. Binuraj A. , Dr. Chitra L.


Families are responsible for providing physical necessities, emotional support, learning opportunities, moral guidance and building self-esteem and resilience. Families are mainly classified into two, the nuclear family and the joint family. Nuclear family consists of parents and their children. Joint family are composed of sets of siblings, their spouse and their dependent children. Socio Economic Status refers to the position that an individual and family occupies with reference to prevailing average standards, and participation in group activity of community.Socio-economic status influences the family interactions and the Family Environment in a significant manner . The focus of the present study is to compare the Family Environment of the higher secondary students based on family type, locality and socio economic status.  Necessary data were collected from 600 Higher Secondary School Students from the four districts of Kerala viz; Pathanamthitta, Kollam, Alappuzha, and Kottayam. From the findings it has been concluded there is significance difference in Family Environment due to family type, locality and socio economic status of higher secondary students.

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