Author: Madiha Saleem
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Rukhsana Kausar
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
This research was conducted to investigate the Effects of Parental Acceptance-Rejection on Self Image, Self Esteem and Academic Performance of Children. It was hypothesized that parental rejection negatively affects the self image, self esteem and academic performance of the children. The sample consisted of school going children (N=100), 61 male students and 39 female students. Self Image profile for children (2001) by Butler was used to measure self image and self esteem, Parental Acceptance-Rejection Questionnaire (1980) by Rohner was used to examine perceived parental acceptance and rejection. Correlation analysis was run to assess the relationship between the variables. The findings suggested that there is no relationship between parental warmth (acceptance) and child’s self esteem, self Image and academic performance, where as there was a significant relationship between mother’s aggression and self esteem of children.
Keywords: Parental Acceptance-Rejection, Self Image, Self Esteem, Academic Performance, Mother’s aggression
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