I= MOTHER’S DYSFUNCTIONAL ATTITUDE AND DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS
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Title of Thesis
MOTHER’S DYSFUNCTIONAL ATTITUDE AND DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS

Author(s)
Lina Shah
Institute/University/Department Details
University f Karachi/ Department of Psychology
Session
2003
Subject
Psychology
Number of Pages
117
Keywords (Extracted from title, table of contents and abstract of thesis)
dysfunctional attitude, depressive symptoms, parental beliefs, maladaptive attitudes, emotional problems, psychological state

Abstract
In the present research it was demonstrated that Mother’s 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’s 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 mother’s dysfunctional attitude and depressive symptoms of adult children, are positively related to each other. The results showed more positive correlation between mother’s dysfunctional attitude and depressive symptoms of adult sons as compared to adult daughters. Furthermore, it was revealed that the correlation between mother’s 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 Mother’s Dysfunctional Attitude upon Adult children were given.

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S. No. Chapter Title of the Chapters Page Size (KB)
1 0 Contents 0
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2 1 Introduction 1
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  1.1 Dysfunctional Attitude And Psychopathology 3
  1.2 Irrational Parental Beliefs And Its Impact 6
  1.3 Pakistani Mother And Her Childern 13
3 2 Literature Review 16
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  2.1 Maladaptive Attitudes And Emotional Problems 17
  2.2 Parental Dysfunctional Attitude And Psychopathology In Childern 24
  2.3 Maternal Psychological State And Its Impact Upon Children 33
  2.4 Researches Related To The Significance Of Dysfunctional Attitude Scale 39
4 3 Hypotheses 44
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5 4 Methods 45
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  4.1 Sample 45
  4.2 Procedure 46
  4.3 Description Of The Dysfunctional Attitude Scale 46
  4.4 Scoring Of Das (From A ) 48
  4.5 Scoring Of Ipat -Depression Scale 49
  4.6 Scoring Of Form Of Socioeconomic Class 49
  4.7 Staatistical Analysis 50
  4.8 Research Design 51
  4.9 Operational Definitions Of Various Terms 52
6 5 Results 54
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7 6 Discussion 69
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  6.1 Mother’s Dysfunctional Attitude And Depressive Symptoms Of Adult Children 69
  6.2 Mother’s Dysfunctional Attitude And Depressive Symptoms Of Adult Daughters And Sons 74
  6.3 Mother’s Dysfunctional Attitude And Depressive Symptoms Of Adult Children: Family From Lower And Upper Socioeconomic Class 77
  6.4 Additional Findings 83
  6.5 Recommendations 87
8 7 References 89
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  7.1 Appendices/ Appendix-A 113
  7.2 Appendix-B 114
  7.3 Appendix-C 115
  7.4 Appendix-D 116
  7.5 Appendix-E 117