Family Environment and Social Adjustment among Early Adolescents

Author: Farhana Ijaz

Supervisor: Ms. Noor ul Ain

Degree: Msc

Year: (2010-2012)

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


The present research was conducted to investigate the relationship between family environment and social adjustment among early adolescents. Sample was drawn by non probability purposive sampling technique. The sample for this research consisted of 100 adolescents and it was selected from private schools of the city Lahore. Translated version of Adjustment Scale (Santrock & Warshak, 1979) and Family Environment Scale (Bhatia & Chadha, 1993) were administered to each participant. Pearson product moment correlation and independent sample t-test were used for analysis while descriptive analysis was used for demographical data. The findings of this research showed that there is a significant relationship between social adjustment and family environment among early adolescent and there is insignificant gender differences among adjustment of adolescents.

Keywords: family environment, social adjustment, early adolescents, gender differences.

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Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email:, Phone: 92-42-9231245

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