• Nurturing emotional, social, and spiritual skills in order to raise the level of subjective well-being is necessary.
• Adolescents are the future pillars of our society and anything that interferes with their subjective well-being should be addressed immediately.
• An intervention that can bring positive progression in emotional, social and spiritual competencies of adolescents and in turn the subjective well-being of the late adolescents needs to be practiced and promoted.
• The intervention module that will augment the three competencies should bring about a sustainable change in the late adolescents.
5. 10. Limitations
• The present study has the following limitations.
• The study was confined to just three colleges in Dindigul.
• The participants were collected only from Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu, India. So, caution needs to be kept in generalizing the result to the whole population.
• The participants are too small to generalise the results. Studies in larger scale are needed to confirm the efficacy of the program.
• The questionnaire had limited scope and fewer questions to give wider perspectives.
• The study was confined to the students studying in private colleges.
• The present study was confined to Christian management colleges.
• The number of female participants was greater than their counterparts. Women are more relation-oriented compared to men. Therefore, training results with male participants may differ.
• The lifestyles of the adolescents were not considered.
• There could be external influences other than Life Processing Peer Counselling (LPPC) possible.
• However, this study narrowed down its focus only to Life Processing Peer Counselling (LPPC).
In spite of all the limitations, it can be concluded that the findings of this study add new ideas and views to the existing literature on Life Processing Peer Counselling (LPPC).
5. 11. Conclusion
The results of the findings lead to the conclusion that Life Processing Peer Counselling (LPPC) enhances the emotional competence, social competence, spiritual competence, and subjective well-being among late adolescent college students. A variety of techniques was used to effectively communicate the themes focussed in the sessions in the intervention programme. The statistical hypotheses framed with regard to the possible outcome of the intervention as reflected in the scores of the various scales selected in this study were tested. The findings showed that the Life Processing Peer Counselling (LPPC) intervention given to the late adolescents had helped to facilitate the social, emotional, spiritual competence, and subjective well-being of the late adolescents. On the whole, the findings confirm the effectiveness of life processing peer counselling (LPPC) intervention on late adolescents. The empirical evidence accumulating in this present experimental investigation the intervention designed and implemented for the late adolescents reveal that the late adolescents could be provided with successful life processing peer counselling (LPPC) intervention. So, besides its application to students, Life Processing Peer Counselling (LPPC) intervention can be extended to early and middle adolescent students and adults of all categories.
5. 12. Recommendations
• The Following suggestions are made based on the findings, limitations and experience of the investigator.
• Further research could be conducted with participants from different regions of India and other countries focussing on Life Processing Peer Counselling (LPPC).
• Adolescents are a society’s priceless asset as they would decide the future destiny of the human race. So a substantial attention and efforts to promote counselling among adolescents is needed. Effective counselling programmes in colleges are crucial in improving the student well-being and achievement.
• Workshops, seminars, awareness programmes and camps could be conducted to highlight the importance of subjective well-being of the late adolescents
• The Life Processing Peer Counselling (LPPC) is recommended for the late adolescent students from different regions of India and other countries.
• A long-term follow-up study having one year, two years and three years after Life Processing Peer Counselling (LPPC) intervention can well evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention.
• Students having childhood wounds and those encountering unsafe and insecure situations need to be provided with Life Processing Peer Counselling (LPPC) services in the colleges.
• LPPC integrated into the classroom timetable is likely to maximise positive perceptions of college climate.
• The knowledge of Life Processing Peer Counselling (LPPC) needs to be included in the study programme of college students.
• Life Processing Peer Counselling (LPPC) training should be included either in the curriculum or co-curriculum of the colleges in order to enable students to evolve good self-identity and healthy relationships.
• Future research can also focus on different factors of Life Processing Peer Counselling (LPPC).
• Life skills programme for improving the subjective well-being of adolescent college students should be developed and colleges can act as agents providing programmes — like student enrichment programme which focuses on well-being, personality development, self-esteem, interpersonal competence, academic performance, sex education, family life training and career guidance.
• Many of the present institutions seem to judge the adolescents and underestimate their abilities. Hence, efforts can be made at the government level to recognise the potentialities of the adolescent, come up with concrete solutions for their problems and empower them.
Finally, this thesis is a systematic scientific attempt to bring to light more creative ways of promoting the subjective well-being of the late adolescent college students. The current research work has provided many probable directions to address the life issues of the same. The investigator is quite aware of the limitations under which the present research was conducted. And this research is not an all-encompassing truth. Considering its limitations, these findings are only indicative of certain trends. This effort being a pioneering work, the study conclusions pave way for further research that can obtain a better future for the late adolescents of our society. This is a humble attempt to meet this goal.