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PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS AS A RESULT OF PERCEIVED MALADAPTIVE PARENTAL STYLES

Bhutto, Zainab Hussain (2004) PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS AS A RESULT OF PERCEIVED MALADAPTIVE PARENTAL STYLES. PhD thesis, University of Karachi, Karachi.

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Present research is an attempt to investigate the effects of perceived parental styles on psychological health of adults. Researches reveal that rejection and overprotection specially play a significant role in developing their perception for parental styles as adaptive or maladaptive. In the light of research review it has been hypothesized that individuals who perceive their parental styles as maladaptive are more vulnerable to psychological problems like depression, anxiety, hostility, interpersonal sensitivity, obsession-compulsion, paranoid ideation, phobic anxiety, psychoticism and somatization than individuals who perceive their parental styles as adaptive Perceived parental styles and the psychological problems were measured by the Egna Minnen Betraffande Uppfostran (EMBU, Swedish acronym for “My Memories of Upbringing) and Symptom Assessment-45 (SA-45) questionnaire’s respectively. A sample comprised of one hundred and sixty one (161) students, i.e.81 male and 80 female students participated in this research. Initially they filled the demographic students participated in this research. Initially they filled the demographic information form and then EMBU and SA-45 questionnaires were administered The scores of EMBU questionnaire of the students were statistically evaluated by 95% Confidence Interval. Furthermore one-way analysis of variance (AVOVA) and t-test were applied on the data in order to get statistical significance of results Results reveals that high parental rejection and high parental overprotection groups had significantly higher depression, hostility, interpersonal sensitivity, obsession-compulsion, paranoid ideation, psychoticism, and somatization scores as compared to low parental rejection and overprotection groups. As far as anxiety and phobic anxiety are concerned these are not significantly proved Venues for further research have also been suggested Present research is an attempt to investigate the effects of perceived parental styles on psychological health of adults. Researches reveal that rejection and overprotection specially play a significant role in developing their perception for parental styles as adaptive or maladaptive. In the light of research review it has been hypothesized that individuals who perceive their parental styles as maladaptive are more vulnerable to psychological problems like depression, anxiety, hostility, interpersonal sensitivity, obsession-compulsion, paranoid ideation, phobic anxiety, psychoticism and somatization than individuals who perceive their parental styles as adaptive Perceived parental styles and the psychological problems were measured by the Egna Minnen Betraffande Uppfostran (EMBU, Swedish acronym for “My Memories of Upbringing) and Symptom Assessment-45 (SA-45) questionnaire’s respectively. A sample comprised of one hundred and sixty one (161) students, i.e.81 male and 80 female students participated in this research. Initially they filled the demographic students participated in this research. Initially they filled the demographic information form and then EMBU and SA-45 questionnaires were administered The scores of EMBU questionnaire of the students were statistically evaluated by 95% Confidence Interval. Furthermore one-way analysis of variance (AVOVA) and t-test were applied on the data in order to get statistical significance of results Results reveals that high parental rejection and high parental overprotection groups had significantly higher depression, hostility, interpersonal sensitivity, obsession-compulsion, paranoid ideation, psychoticism, and somatization scores as compared to low parental rejection and overprotection groups. As far as anxiety and phobic anxiety are concerned these are not significantly proved Venues for further research have also been suggested

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Uncontrolled Keywords:parental styles, psychological health, adaptive, maladaptive, depression, anxiety, hostility, interpersonal sensitivity, obsession-compulsion, paranoid ideation, phobic anxiety, psychoticism, somatization, egna minnen betraffande uppfostran (embu)
Subjects:Social Sciences(g) > Psychology (g16)
ID Code:1380
Deposited By:Mr. Muhammad Asif
Deposited On:19 Feb 2007
Last Modified:04 Oct 2007 21:06

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