—The purpose of the present research is to study the
development of different skills belonging to different age groups
of students. Life skills are the key to success. There are
variations in the life skills in different individuals. It is assumed
that the life skills develop gradually. The main components of
life skills are communication, inter-personal skills, decision
making, critical thinking, coping and self management skills.
They develop as the individual matures, according to age. With
the passage of time, the different component of life skills grows.
The Prime objective of present study was to evaluate the
development of life skills in different age groups. The sample of
150 students (75 boys and 75 girls) belonging to different age
groups were selected randomly from schools and colleges of
Ahmedabad of Gujarat (India). Life skills test was administered
to measure the types of life skills; 1) Social etiquettes 2)
Communication 3) Self esteem and 4) Hygiene. The result shows
that there is significant difference in skills development, when
age of students is increases from 11 to 20 years. There is no
significant difference found in boys and girls from age of 11 to
20 years. In certain age group of girls, skills development is
found better than boys.
—Communication, development, hygiene, life
skills, self esteem, social etiquettes.
Mahipatsinh D. Chavda is with Department of Psychology, L. D. Arts
College, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, CO 380009 India (e-mail:
Bharat S. Trivedi is with Arts, Commerce & Science College, Lunawada,
Gujarat University, CO 389230 Gujarat, India (e-mail:
Cite: Mahipatsinh D. Chavda and Bharat S. Trivedi, "Impact of Age on Skills Development in Different Groups of Students," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 55-59, 2015.