GENDER DIFFERENCES IN THE PERCEPTION OF SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT BY SECONDARY SCHOOL ADOLESCENTS By Dr.  Kiranjit Kaur

Abstract

The Present study was undertaken to find out the gender difference in the perception of school environment of adolescents. The sample for the study comprised 200 secondary school students of whom 100 were from government schools and 100 from private schools of Chandigarh. An attempt was made to include equal number of boys and girls. School Environment Inventory by Mishra, S.K. (2002) was used to collect data. The results indicated significant gender differences in rejection dimension of school environment of government schools, as well as for the total sample, whereas significant gender differences have been found in creative stimulation, cognitive encouragement, acceptance and rejection dimension  of school environment of private schools.

Keywords: Gender, School environment, Adolescents.