DOI: https://doi.org/10.32461/2226-3209.1.2018.178821

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LIFE SKILLS AND ACCULTURATION AMONG ADOLESCENTS IN ISFAHAN CITY

Marjan Shahmian, Shahab Akbarian

Abstract


Abstract. The purpose of this research was to determine the relationship between acculturation and life
skills of adolescents in Isfahan. This research was a descriptive and correlational. The statistical population of the study consisted of 145,767 young people in Isfahan city. The sample size was estimated as much as 384 people ccording to the Cochran formula and the sampling method was convenience sampling. Data were collected through a researcher-made questionnaire on twelve vocabulary and a standard questionnaire of life skills with 20 items and 3 components. The face validity was confirmed by a number of young people and the reliability of the tools was as much as 0.83 and 0.91, respectively. In data analysis, inferential statistics (Pearson correlation coefficient, analysis of variance) were used. The findings showed that there is a positive and significant relationship between life skills and acculturation of adolescents in Isfahan at P≤0.05. In addition, there was a positive and significant relationship between acculturation and the components of the ability to make decisions, the ability to solve the problem, and the ability to think creative at P≤0.05. There was no significant difference between the respondents' opinions about life
skills and acculturation based on gender, degree of education, education level.
Keywords: life skills, acculturation, decision-making skill.


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