Author: Mehvish Amjad
Supervisor: Zaeema Farooq
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The current study was intended to investigate family environment, self- esteem and social anxiety among adolescents. Co-relational research design was used for the study. It was hypothesized that family relationships, personal growth and system maintenance would negatively predict social anxiety in adolescents. Moreover, it was hypothesized that family relationships, personal growth and system maintenance would positively predict self-esteem in adolescents. It was furthermore, hypothesized that self-esteem would mediate the relationship between family relationships, personal growth, and system maintenance with social anxiety in adolescents. A sample comprised of 270 adolescents (N= 270), boys (N = 110) and girls (N = 160) of 9th and 10th grade was collected through convenient sampling technique. Family Environment Scale (Bhatia & Chadha, 1993), Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale (Rosenberg, 1965) and Social Anxiety Scale for Children and Adolescents (Matrix, 2012) were used to assess family environment, self- esteem and social anxiety respectively. Results revealed system maintenance negatively predicted social anxiety. Moreover, system maintenance positively predicted self-esteem. Self-esteem did not mediate the relationship between family relationships, personal growth, and system maintenance with social anxiety in adolescents. The study has important implications in students home and school environment and play important role to improve their well-being. The future research suggestions are also discussed.
Keywords: Family Environment, Self-Esteem, Social Anxiety.
Visit University to get the full thesis.
Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email: email@example.com, Phone: 92-42-9231245