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National University Of Modern Languages Islamabad
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differential self-concept development, self concept, adults

This study was undertaken to explore the self concept of adults. The study also explored the effects of different demographic variables like gender, socio economic status, education, locality nature of job and employment of spouse on self concept of adults. Population of the study was all the 25 -45 years old citizens of Rawalpindi & Islamabad. Six hundred individuals including male and female were requested to participate in the study but only 453 responded back. The data was collected through an instrument originally developed by Jayne E Stake in 1994. Researcher translated the scale into Urdu and used it after pilot testing and getting formal permission from author.

The demographic portion of the instrument was developed by the researcher to sort out the demographic information. Forty nine null hypotheses were established to examine the effect of gender socio economic status, education, locality, nature of job and employment of spouse on self concept. To explore differences between the means of two groups t-test was applied one way ANOV A & post hoc LSD was applied for exploring the differences among more than two groups Major findings of the study showed that gender age, education, locality nature of job and socio economic status all affect the self concept of adults, but employment of spouse does not affect it. Giftedness sub scale of self concept was scored lowest in each group of demographic variables while morality sub-scale was scored highest in each group of demographic variables.

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S. No. Chapter Title of the Chapters Page Size (KB)
1 0 Contents
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2 1 Introduction
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  1.1 Introduction 1
  1.2 Statement Of The Study 3
  1.3 Significance Of The Study 3
  1.4 Objectives Of The Study 5
  1.5 Null Hypotheses Of Study 5
  1.6 Delimitations Of The Study 10
  1.7 Theoretical Frame Work Of Study 11
  1.8 Theoretical Frame Work Of Construct 11
  1.9 Procedure Of The Study 12
  1.10 Population Of The Study 12
  1.11 Sample 13
  1.12 Sampling Technique 13
  1.13 Instrument 13
  1.14 Definitions Of Sub-Scales 14
  1.15 Administration Of Tool 15
  1.16 Collection And Tabulation Of Data 15
3 2 Review Of Related Literature
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  2.1 What Is Self 16
  2.2 Development Of Self 18
  2.3 Theories Of Self 21
  2.4 Role Of Self In Personality Development 22
  2.5 Theoretical Frame Work Of Self-Concept 26
  2.6 Basis Of Self-Concept 30
  2.7 Development Of Self-Concept 40
  2.8 Factor Affecting Development Of Self-Concept 43
  2.9 Personality Theories And Self-Concept 46
  2.10 Self-Concept Of Adults 50
  2.11 Assessment Of Self-Concept 52
  2.12 Socio Economic Status Vs . Self-Concept 60
  2.13 Role Of Gender In Self-Concept Development And Related Research 61
  2.14 Role Of Education In Self-Concept Development And Related
  2.15 Researches 68
4 3 Procedure And Methodology
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  3.1 Population Of The Study 73
  3.2 Sample Of The Study 74
  3.3 Instrument Used In The Study 75
  3.4 Data Collection 77
  3.5 Analysis Of The Data 78
5 4 Analysis And Interpretation Of Data
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  4.1 Descriptive Statistics 81
  4.2 Testing Of Null Hypotheses 85
6 5 Summary, Findings, Conclusions, Discussion And Recommendations
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  5.1 Summary 186
  5.2 Findings 188
  5.3 Conclusions 193
  5.4 Discussion 195
  5.5 Recommendations 199
  5.6 References Cited 201
  5.7 Suggested References 211
  5.8 Appendixes 216