Parent-Child Conflict Resolution and Psychosocial Adjustment in Adolescents

Author: Laiba Shaheen

Supervisor: Afsheen Masood, Ph.D

Degree: MSc

Year: 2012-2014

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


The present research was designed to explore the relationship between
parent-child conflict and psychosocial adjustment in adolescents. It was
hypothesized that there is likely to be significant relationship in parent child conflict and psychosocial adjustment in adolescents. It was also hypothesized that there are gender difference in parent-child conflict in adolescent and psychosocial adjustment. Correlational research design was
used to carry out the research. Non probability purposing sampling
technique was used to select the sample from schools of Lahore (N = 100).
Parent-Child Conflict resolution Questionnaire (Malik, 2013) based on
five domain of parent-child conflict resolution patterns: avoidance,
violence, compromise, collaboration and arbitration; and Adjustment
Inventory (Singh & Sinha, 1999) were used Pearson product moment
correlation and Independent sample t-test were run. The findings revealed
that there was significant relationship between parent child conflict and
psychosocial adjustment. There were no significant differences in parentchild conflict and psychosocial adjustment on the basis of gender. The research carries strong implication for developmental researchers and child psychologists.

Keywords: Parent-Child Conflict Resolution, Psychosocial.

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