Author: Tanzeela Abbas
Supervisor: Saima Dawood, PhD
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present study aims at finding out the role of Parental Acceptance- Rejection and Victimization in the development of Personality Disorders among prison inmates. A sample of 93 prison inmates (men and women), was collected through purposive sampling, from Kot Lakhpat Jail, Lahore. Prison inmates under eighteen years of age and those who were under trial were not included in the sample. Research tools used were Demographic Questionnaire; Parental Acceptance-Rejection/Control Questionnaire (PARQ/ Control) and Juvenile Victimization Questionnaire, Second Revision, Adult Retrospective, (Screen Sum Version, JVQ-R2) and Comprehensive Diagnostic Instrument for Personality Disorders. Linear multiple regression analysis was used to predict the role of Parental Acceptance- Rejection and Victimization in the development of Personality Disorders. The major findings of the study were that Parental Acceptance- Rejection was strong predictors of Paranoid Personality Disorders; Victimization
was a strong predictor of Borderline, Histrionic and Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Parental Acceptance -Rejection and Victimization both were predictors of Avoidant and Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder.
Keywords: Parental Acceptance- Rejection, Victimization, Personality Disorders.
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