I= PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS AS A RESULT OF PERCEIVED MALADAPTIVE PARENTAL STYLES
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Title of Thesis
PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS AS A RESULT OF PERCEIVED MALADAPTIVE PARENTAL STYLES

Author(s)
Zainab Hussain Bhutto
Institute/University/Department Details
University Of Karachi/ Institute of Clinical Psychology
Session
2004
Subject
Clinical Psychology
Number of Pages
135
Keywords (Extracted from title, table of contents and abstract of thesis)
parental styles, psychological health, adaptive, maladaptive, depression, anxiety, hostility, interpersonal sensitivity, obsession-compulsion, paranoid ideation, phobic anxiety, psychoticism, somatization, egna minnen betraffande uppfostran (embu)

Abstract
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

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1 0 Contents
102.37 KB
2 1 Introduction/Literature Review 4
426.8 KB
  1.1 Hypotheses 46
3 2 Method 48
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  2.1 Procedure And Administration 48
  2.2 Sample Selection 48
  2.3 Procedure 49
  2.4 Sample 50
  2.5 Operational Definitions 51
  2.6 Measures 51
  2.7 Urdu Translations 53
  2.8 Data Analysis 53
4 3 Results 55
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5 4 Discussion 95
116.91 KB
  2.8 Conclusions 106
  2.8 Recommendations For Future Research 107
6 5 References 108
204.69 KB
7 6 Appendix 130
175.75 KB
  6.1 Appendix-A 131
  6.2 Appendix-B 132
  6.3 Appendix-C 133
  6.4 Appendix-D 134
  6.5 Appendix-E 135
8 0 Contents
102.37 KB
9 1 Introduction/Literature Review 4
426.8 KB
  1.1 Hypotheses 46
10 2 Method 48
74.97 KB
  2.1 Procedure And Administration 48
  2.2 Sample Selection 48
  2.3 Procedure 49
  2.4 Sample 50
  2.5 Operational Definitions 51
  2.6 Measures 51
  2.7 Urdu Translations 53
  2.8 Data Analysis 53
11 3 Results 55
588.26 KB
12 4 Discussion 95
116.91 KB
  2.8 Conclusions 106
  2.8 Recommendations For Future Research 107
13 5 References 108
204.69 KB
14 6 Appendix 130
175.75 KB
  6.1 Appendix-A 131
  6.2 Appendix-B 132
  6.3 Appendix-C 133
  6.4 Appendix-D 134
  6.5 Appendix-E 135