Changing trends among Adolescents in Schools: Lifestyle, Career and HappinessJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.3, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2014-01-05
Authors : Anjali Singh;
Page : 375-380
Keywords : Trends; Adolescents; Lifestyle; Happiness;
Todays world is characterized by sweeping changes such as globalization, modernization, exposure to media and so on. Gone are the days when it would cost lot of effort and money to reach out to the world. With internet/Skype etc nowadays it is all available at a flash of a second. Open channels of communication have influenced our lives to great extent. And they have a profound effect on our young population as well. Adolescents are very particular about how they look and what others think about them. Exposure to western markets and international brands, malls etc have given rise to huge display and access to fashionable clothes, electronics, and food products- ready to eat which come handy to the working families. All of us hope to work towards a future that is stable, happy and secure. It is natural that adolescents have similar thoughts about their own lives. However the difference lies in their perspective about the future. The study aimed to carry out a comparative analysis between the private and government schools of Delhi. Basically three aspects were covered which include various subfields like their eating habits, friends, dressing style, communication with friends, choice of subjects, goals in life, what makes them happy, their stress level. It was found out that adolescents are concerned about their lifestyle as they prefer modern style of dressing; and also they want to have bright future and earn good salaries so that they can keep themselves and others happy.
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