The aim of this paper is to show the comparison of social introversion in adolescent boys on the basis of obese-non obese boys. For present study, 200 obese adolescent boys (Av. age 15.25 yrs.) and 200 normal weight adolescent boys (Av. age 15.12 yrs.) from various govt. and private schools of Chhattisgarh were selected to serve as sample for the present study. The criteria for selection of subjects was based on WHO (1995) classification of body mass index (BMI) which BMI between 18.0-24.99 is considered to be normal weight while BMI >30 is considered to be obese. To assess social introversion, Jodhpur Multiphasic Personality Inventory prepared by Joshi and Malik (1981) was preferred. Results reveal that obese adolescent boys displayed more magnitude of social introversion as compared to normal adolescent boys. It can be concluded that obesity is a major contributory factor in social marginalization among obese adolescent boys.
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Sheikh Shahid. A Comparative Study of Social Introversion in Obese and Non-Obese Adolescent Boys. Int. J. Rev. and Res. Social Sci. 2017; 5(4): 207-209 . doi: 10.5958/2454-2687.2017.00018.1