Vol. 5, Issue 2 (2019)
Establishing the validity of adjustment questionnaire for adults
Author(s): Sweta, Dr. Jai Prakash
Abstract: Background: Adjustment is a psychological and behavioral process by which any individual tries to maintain balance among his various needs that he encounters at a given point of time. Each and every situation of life demands that any individual’s concern should be to effectively perform according to some guiding principles and to strike a balance among various needs. Adjustment may be referred as a process through which an individual builds variations in his behavior to achieve harmony with oneself, others or the environment with an aim to establish equilibrium between the individual and the environment. Thus, the study aims at establishing reliability and validity of the adjustment questionnaire for adults. Methodology: The total sample size of the study was 121 (both male and female) and was selected through purposive sampling techniques. The study was a cross sectional design. Data was collected through socio-demographic data sheet, General Health Questionnaire-12 (GHQ-12), Global Assessment Scale, affinity for Technology Interaction Scale and Adjustment questionnaire for adults. Result: The findings suggested that validity was .903 for 5 domains and .461 for technical knowhow domain on 0.01 level of significance. Conclusion: Thus, the findings of the study conclude that the Adjustment Questionnaire of Adults is a valid questionnaire and psychometric test which can be used to assess adjustment of adults.