Dr. Amrutha Rinu Abraham

Assistant Professor
Email: [email protected]


  • B.Sc., M.G University, 1997
  • M.A., M.G University, 2000
  • B. Ed., M.G University, 2001
  • Ph.D., MG University, 2017
  • PG Diploma in Rural Development, IGNOU, 2003

Area of Specialization

  • Family and Adolescent Studies
  • Sociological Theories

Single Child Family and Adolescent Behaviour Pattern: A Sociological Analysis

Adolescence is a time of major developmental changes in children and of significant transformations and realignment in family relations. Perhaps adolescence is a distinctive and universal period of physical, social, cognitive and sexual maturation, but its exact form or expression depends on specific conditions existing in a particular time and culture. (Lesko: 1996). Thus the changes associated with adolescence are affected by variations in intra familial and extra familial factors, such as the marital relationship, economic and social resources, and family structure. Demographic changes have altered the structure of modern family. Empirical evidences indicate that relations in all modernizing societies are changing in the direction of nuclear families (Goode: 1963). The changing social conditions helped to create an atmosphere that compelled couples to opt for smaller families and thus fertility rate continues to decline in Kerala. In earlier period, families had large number of children and they socialized as a group pulsating with interaction. Siblings formed the first play group in the family. Socialization within small family group is likely to result in new ways of interaction and patterns of behavior with significant consequences upon the lives of children. Single Child Family presents a typical small family structure in the present society with enormous scope for sociological study. Since adolescence has been described as a transition stage between childhood and adulthood and a period of preparation for adult living, study of the behavior pattern of the adolescents from single child families is expected to reveal significant facts and findings.

  • Question Papers as the Site of Gendered Education Practise: A Study of Courses on Gender from Kerala
    LT Luiz, AR Abraham
    Peace Prints: South Asian Journal of Peacebuilding 6 (1), 1-13, 2020
  • Socialization Process of Adolescents in Nuclear Families with Single Child and More than one Child in Kerala
    AR Abraham
    AUREOLE-A Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies and Research 11, 9-20, 2019
  • Single child family and adolescent behaviour pattern A sociological analysis
    AR Abraham
    Mahatma Gandhi University Created and maintained by INFLIBNET Centre, 2017
  • Patterns of Ties with the Third Generation: A Study among Grandparents
    AR Abraham
    Southern Book Star, 2017
  • Adolescents in Single Child Family and Nature and Pattern of usage of Communication Technology: A Study with special reference to Kottayam District, Kerala
    AR Abraham
    mRNA 4 (10-12), 2016
  • Adolescents in single child family and friendship relations: A study with special reference to Kottayam District, Kerala
    AR Abraham
    ZENITH International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research 6 (9), 32-39, 2016
  • Climate Change Discourse and Population Policy
    AR Abraham
    International Conference on Climate Change & Developing World, 21-25 January…, 2015
  • Social Exclusion and Educational System as a Structured Source: A Study among the Students in Professional Colleges in Kottayam District, Kerala
    AR Abraham
    REYONO Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 3 (2), 77-91, 2014
  • Safety is not Separation: A Sociological Analysis of ‘She Taxi’
    AR Abraham, AM Paul, LS Kaimal
    National seminar on Gender & Education in Colonial and Post Colonial…, 2013
  • Proceedings of the National Seminar Gender & Education In Colonial and Post Colonial Contexts
    CR Mathew, AR Abraham
    National Seminar on Gender & EducationIn Colonial and Post Colonial Contexts…, 2013
  • Transforming Virtual into Real: A study on the role of Social net working
    AR Abraham
    UGC Sponsored National seminar on Politics of Popular Culture held at Mar…, 2013
  • Existence Vs Extinction-Need for a new Paradigm of Development
    AR Abraham
    International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture held in CMS College…, 2008
  • Sustainable Development in a Consumerist Society
    AR Abraham
    Kerala Sociologist 35 (1), 41-44, 2007