Dependency and Self-Criticism in Adolescents Living With Step Parents

Author: Muqaddasa

Supervisor: Zozia Kiran & Naumana Amjad, Ph.D

Degree: MSc

Year: 2012-2014

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The present study was conducted to explore the dependency and self criticism in adolescents living with step parents. It was hypothesized that
there was likely to be relationship between dependency and self- criticism.
Dependency was likely to be predictor of self-criticism in adolecents
living with step-parents. There was likely to be differences on dependency
and self-criticism in adolesecnts living with step father and step mother.
Snow ball sampling technique was used for data collection. The sample
consisted of 60 participant. Depressive Experience Questionnaire (Blatt,
1991) was used in this study for data collection. There was significant
positive relationship between dependency and self criticism. Dependency
was a predictor of self-criticism. There was insignificant differences on
dependency and self-criticism in adolesecnts living with steps father or
step mother. The study can help in understanding adolecents problem in
planing intervention with adolecents
living with step-parents. This study will help out step-parents and
adolecents to understand eachother.

Keywords: Dependency, Self-Criticism, Step-Parents.

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