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Shah, Lina (2003) MOTHERS DYSFUNCTIONAL ATTITUDE AND DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS. PhD thesis, University of Karachi, Karachi.



In the present research it was demonstrated that Mother Dysfunctional Attitude is an important factor in the development of Depressive Symptoms in Adult Children. After detailed Literature Review it was hypothesized that: There will be a Positive correlation between Mother Dysfunctional Attitude and Depressive symptoms of Adult children. This correlation will be more positive for a) daughters than sons and b) those belonging to Lower Socioeconomic Class than those belonging to upper Socioeconomic Class In order to test these Hypotheses, the sample comprise of seventy-five male and seventy-five female students. After completion of various questionnaires, IPAT-Depression Scale was administered, whereas Dysfunctional Attitude Scale (Form A) was administered to the Mothers of these students. Linear Regression Analysis, Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient, Partial Correlation Coefficient, ANOVA, z-test and Mean comparison t-test was applied for the Statistical Analysis of the data It was found that mothers dysfunctional attitude and depressive symptoms of adult children, are positively related to each other. The results showed more positive correlation between mothers dysfunctional attitude and depressive symptoms of adult sons as compared to adult daughters. Furthermore, it was revealed that the correlation between mothers dysfunctional attitude and depressive symptoms of adult children was more positive for lower socioeconomic class as compared to upper socioeconomic class. In addition, it was also found that this relation is more positive for last born as compared to first born and for adult children of working mothers as compared to adult children of non-working mothers. A venues for further research have also been suggested and recommendations to rectify the negative effects of the Mothers Dysfunctional Attitude upon Adult children were given

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Uncontrolled Keywords:dysfunctional attitude, depressive symptoms, parental beliefs, maladaptive attitudes, emotional problems, psychological state
Subjects:Social Sciences(g) > Psychology (g16)
ID Code:1224
Deposited By:Mr. Muhammad Asif
Deposited On:05 Mar 2007
Last Modified:04 Oct 2007 21:05

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