I= STUDY OF RELATIONSHIP AMONG CHILDREN PATERNAL LOSS, SEX-ROLE ORIENTATION. SELF-ESTEEM AND LOCUS OF CONTROL IN MALE AND FEMALE STUDENTS.
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Title of Thesis
STUDY OF RELATIONSHIP AMONG CHILDREN PATERNAL LOSS, SEX-ROLE ORIENTATION. SELF-ESTEEM AND LOCUS OF CONTROL IN MALE AND FEMALE STUDENTS.

Author(s)
Nargis Sardar
Institute/University/Department Details
University Of Karachi/ Institute Of Clinical Psychology
Session
1998
Subject
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Number of Pages
137
Keywords (Extracted from title, table of contents and abstract of thesis)
paternal loss, sex-role orientation. self-esteem, locus of control

Abstract
The purpose of the present study was to investigate relationship among childhood paternal loss, sex-role orientation, self-esteem, and locus of control in male and female students. The literature does provide support for the relevant relationship among these variables; however, such evidence is not entirely unambiguous and, therefore, deserving of further study.

The sample for the present study comprised of 100 students – 50 who lost their fathers between the ages of 0 and 10 years (father loss group) and 50 whose fathers were presently alive and lived with them (father present group). The ages of the subject sample ranged between 16 to 20 years.

Adapted versions of bem’s sex-Rol inventory, Resenberg’s self-Esteem scale and Rotter’s internal – External locus of Control scale were the instruments used for the purpose of data collection in addition to ademographic data form. Statistical treatment of the data obtained for the father present and father loss groups for both male and female subjects was done using two-way analysis of variance, one-way analysis of variance, tukey’s honestly significant difference test, and t-test. Furthermore, Pearson’s Product moment correlation coefficients were computed among pairs of the three personality constructs, i.e sex-role orientation, self-esteem, and locus of control, for the total male and female samples.

Results showed that the father-loss male and female subjects did not differ significantly from their like-sexed father – present peers on any of the personality constructs. However, most correlations computed among sex-role orientation, self-esteem, and locus of control were significant and in expected directions. The salience of masculinity as a predictor of self-esteem as well as internal locus of control for both male and female subjects was suggested from the findings. Femininity and self-esteem for male subjects were found to be unrelated whereas an inverse correlation between these two variables was found for female subjects. External locus of control was inversely correlated with self-esteem for both male and female subjects. The findings from the present study were also discussed in the context of pertinent Pakistani sociocultural influences.

Avenues for continued research have also been suggested to further enhance understanding of the relationships among the present study’s variables.

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S. No. Chapter Title of the Chapters Page Size (KB)
1 0 Contents
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2 1 Literature Review 1
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  1.1 Parental loss its effects 4
  1.2 Father’s Role in the Social 9
  1.3 Emotional Development of Children 65
3 2 Methodology 66
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  2.1 Sampling 66
  2.2 Instruments 69
  2.3 Translation 72
  2.4 Procedure 73
  2.5 Statistical Analyis 76
4 3 Results 79
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5 4 Discussion 92
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  4.1 Sex-Role Orientation 93
  4.2 Self-Esteem 98
  4.3 Locus Of Control 102
6 5 Bibliography 118
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7 6 Appendices
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