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Relationship of Social Skills with Life Satisfaction of Public and Private Secondary School Students
The main purpose of this study was to explore the level of social skills and life satisfaction. A sample of 240 secondary school students randomly selected from the division Gujranwala. Participants were 120 male students out of these 60 were from Govt Schools and 60 from private schools and 120 female students out of these were 60 from Govt. Schools and 60 from private schools. The participants completed measures of social skills with the incorporation of Matson Evaluation for social Skills with Youngsters (MESSY) and Multidimensional Students Life Satisfaction Scale for Students (MSLSS). Finally, the analysis showed that female students have high social skills and life satisfaction than the male students. The total score of social skills and life satisfaction of the private secondary school students were statistically high than the public secondary school students. Results also showed that social skills have positive relationship with students life satisfaction. It was revealed form the analysis that social skills have strong correlation with students life satisfaction. There should be proper training for teachers for teaching social skills to students. Adolescence is the crucial turning point for children, teachers need to inculcate strategies in their teaching for the development of social skills.
PhD Scholar, Department of Education, University of Management and Technology Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Dr. Shariqa Nasreen
Adjunct Professor, Department of Education, University of Management and Technology Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Gender, Life Satisfaction, Private, Public, Secondary, Students, Social Skills