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    • ISSN: 2010-3689
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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Editor-in-chief
Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
University of South Australia, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the filed of information and education technology.
IJIET 2015 Vol.5(1): 55-59 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2015.V5.476

Impact of Age on Skills Development in Different Groups of Students

Mahipatsinh D. Chavda and Bharat S. Trivedi
Abstract—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.

Index Terms—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: chavda.m.d@gmail.com).
Bharat S. Trivedi is with Arts, Commerce & Science College, Lunawada, Gujarat University, CO 389230 Gujarat, India (e-mail: trivedibharat80@gmail.com).

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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.

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