Personal Adjustment Inventory 

Personal Adjustment inventory measures individuals on the four scales of Home Adjustment, Health Adjustment, Social Adjustment and emotional. The inventory obtains information about “how well the individual understands and learns to live with his feelings and emotions” (Bell. 1962). 

It also helps to identify the individual who is having trouble adjusting to their emotions and to their feelings toward others. Adjustment problems that are prohibiting the individual from achieving their fullest potential are uncovered by analyzing the personal adjustment scores.

Personal Adjustment Inventory Domains

Home  Adjustment

The inventory consists of statements regarding an individual’s home adjustment that includes his relations with his/her parents , siblings and their attitude towards him/her, his or her position in family and whether he is satisfied with the characteristics of his family members or not. 

Health  Adjustment

The area is concerned with the individual’s health problems; it covers whether he suffers from any chronic diseases or pains etc.

Social  Adjustment

Adjustment in a social area means a person’s relation with other individuals and social institutions. The statements in this area consist of whether the person is very popular, prefers few or more friends, likes to be social, friendly with strangers, is the centre of attraction, is the life of the parties etc. ​

Emotional Adjustment

Emotional adjustment covers fluctuation of mood, feeling of guilt, worry, day-dreaming, calmness, loneliness, control over emotions, etc. This area measures emotional maturity.


  • Helps to identify an individual’s adjustment levels.
  • To identify exact problem a child has in adjustment. 
  • To screen the students for counselling and personal health.
  • To help adolescents understand their own problem areas.
  • Help parents and teachers to understand their child.