ASSESSMENT OF LIFE SKILLS AMONG COLLEGE UNDERGRADUATE-STUDENTS; IMPLICATION FOR ENHANCING STUDENTS ACADEMICS AND PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT

Tasleem Arif, Wasim Khan, Sadia Shaikh, Mehreen Saba

Abstract


The literature indicates that life skills assessment and development is endemic throughout the globe. However, lacking are national studies that have researched life skills assessment at the college level. The present investigation aimed to assess the level of life skills among college undergraduate-students of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Besides, the differences based on personal and demographic attributes in respect of life skills were also taken into consideration. A sample of (n=794) 5 % of the total population (15890) was selected and included in the survey. Life Skills Assessment Scale (LSAS) developed by (N.R. Prakash, S. Nirmala Devi, 2014) was used for collecting the required data. The gathered information was processed using (SPSS) version 24. Results of the study indicated that the overall nature of life skills among college students is moderate. The findings of the study indicated that the female-students reported less life skills compared to their counterparts’ male undergraduate-students (p < .05). However, the analyzed data found no significant difference in their Life skills concerning Locality, and Scheme of studies (p > .05). It is hoped that the results of this research will be more helpful for administrators, educators, curriculum designers and other social duties to improve teaching-learning and personality development for learners.


Keywords


Assessment, Life Skills, College Students, Implication, Students Academic, and Personality Development

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