Inter-Parental Conflict, Parental Rejection and Personality Maladjustment among the Late Adolescents

Author: Azka Arshad

Supervisor:  Ms. Fauzia Naz

Degree: MPhil

Year: (2010-2012)

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


The assessment of perceived inter-parental conflict and parental rejection is an important area of research related to personality maladjustment of late adolescents. The present research focused to investigate the relationship between perceived inter-parental conflict, perceived parental rejection and personality maladjustment among late adolescents. Research also focused on to explore the inter-parental conflict and parental rejection as predictors of personality maladjustment. A total number of 120students (60 girls and 60 boys) were recruited from different departments of University of Punjab. The age range of the sample was between 16 to 19 years. Children’s Perception of inter-parental Conflict Scale (CPIC; Gryeh, & Fincham, l992) was used to assess inter-parental conflict as perceived by the adolescents. The Urdu version Parental Acceptance-Rejection Questionnaire (PARQ control; Rohner,2005) was used to perceived parental rejection and Personality Assessment Questionnaire (PAQ; Rohner, 2005) was used to measure personality maladjustment. Results show that inter-parental conflict and parental rejection had significant positive correlation with personality maladjustment. Inter-parental conflict and parental rejection emerged as significant predictors of personality maladjustment.

Keywords: inter parental conflict, personality maladjustment, parental rejection.

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