The Adjustment Inventory has been designed for use with Hindi knowing school students of India. The inventory seeks to segregate well adjusted secondary school students (age group 14 to 18 years) from poorly adjusted students in the three areas of adjustment: Emotional, Social and Educational.
A list of 100 questions indicating the significant problems of school students in the three areas were prepared. The questions were to be answered in 'Yes' or 'No'. This list was presented to 25 judges, all of whom were psychologists engaged in teaching, counselling, or vocational guidance work, to judge each item in term of its merit for being included in the inventory. Only such items were retained about which the judges were unanimous. This led to the elimination of 12 out of 100 items. Before undertaking the work of item analysis, the inventory was administered to a sample of 100 students to remove the language difficulties, if any, reported by them in understanding clearly the different items.
The list of remaining 88 items was administered on two groups of subjects-group A and group B. Group A consisted of 100 such students who were judged to be well-adjusted and Group B of 100 students judged to be poorly adjusted by a group of five teachers who knew them very well. Chi-square test