Author: Fatima Siddique
Supervisor: Farah Malik, PhD
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present study investigated the relationship between parental acceptance-rejection, self-regulatory efficacy and antisocial behavior in juvenile’s delinquents. It was hypothesized that there would be a negative relationship between parental acceptance and antisocial behavior in juvenile delinquents. It was hypothesized that there is likely to be a positive relationship between parental rejection and antisocial behavior in juvenile delinquents. It was also hypothesized that there would be negative relationship between self-regulatory efficacy and antisocial behavior in juvenile delinquents. It was also hypothesized that parental acceptance-rejection and self-regulatory efficacy likely to be predictors of antisocial behavior in juvenile delinquents. Sample comprised of 50 (boys) juvenile delinquent with age range of 12 – 18 years (M = 15.82, SD = 1.60). Data were collected from child protection bureau and district jail Lahore. Subtypes of Antisocial Behavior (STAB) (Burt, 2009) and Self-regulatory efficacy (Bandura, Guide, 2006) were translated into Urdu. The results of person product moment correlation indicated negatively significant relationship between father rejection and antisocial behavior in juvenile delinquents. Self-regulatory efficacy has significant negative relationship with antisocial behavior. Education was significant negative predictor of antisocial behavior and self-regulatory efficacy was found negative significant predictor of antisocial behavior in juvenile delinquents. The results of the present study explained in Pakistani context. The finding of the study has implications in understanding the underlying mechanism of antisocial behavior.
Keywords: Parental Acceptance-rejection, Self-Regulatory Efficacy, Juvenile Delinquents.
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