IMPACT OF PARENTS’ EDUCATION ON SOCIAL ADJUSTMENT OF SECONDARY LEVEL STUDENTS
The study examined the impact of parents’ education on social adjustment of secondary level students. The research was correlational and data was collected through survey technique the hypothesis was “there is no significant relationship between parents’ education and social adjustment of secondary level students”. The population of the study was comprised of all the male and female students studying in secondary school certificate “SSC” (matric) part II, in 138 Government secondary schools of Tehsil Sargodha. Stratified random sampling was used to select the research participants from Government girls and boys high schools. From each stratum 10% secondary schools were selected randomly, then 50% students of 10th class were selected randomly form each selected male and female stratum. One self-developed questionnaire with Cronbach's alpha value 0.726 was used to collect data. Frequency, percentage, mean score and standard deviation, t-test, one way ANOVA and spearman ‘rho’ were used for data analysis. Major conclusion of the study were; most of the students’ social adjustment was at high and very high level; female and male students and similarly urban and rural students has equivalent level of social adjustment. Moreover mothers’ and fathers’ education has positive and weak relationship with social adjustment 0f SSC students. It is recommended that the head teachers and teachers may organize awareness campaign for the parents to promote their interaction with children.