Gender Differences in Depression among Teenagers with Single Parents (By Death and Divorce)

Author: Rabia Amin

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Yasmin N. Farooqi

Degree: M.Sc

Year: 2007-2009

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


The purpose of this research was to check the Gender differences in depression among teenagers with single parent (by death and divorce). The research was conducted under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Prof. Dr. Yasmin N. Farooqi, Department of Psychology & Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore. The sample size was 100 consisted of 50 teenager males and 50 teenager females, which was collected from the different private schools of Lahore. Non-probability, purposive sampling was used. Measuring tool was an endogenous Questionnaire based on symptoms of depression according to DSM-IV-TR. The results showed that there is significant difference in depression among teenager male and female of single parent, and there is high level of depression among the teenagers of single parent due to death of one of their parents.

Keywords: Gender Differences, Depression , Teenagers, Single Parents, Death, Divorce

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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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