Author: Zunaira Saleem
Supervisor: Faiz Younas
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present research investigated the relationship between parenting styles
and expressed emotions in adolescents with conversion disorder. It was
hypothesized that there is likely to be a positive relationship between
parenting styles and expressed emotions and there is likely to be gender
differences in parenting styles and expressed emotions. The sample was
composed of (N = 30) adolescents with conversion disorder (boys = 7,
girls = 23) with the age range from 13-19 years (M = 16.9, SD = 1.9).
Sample was drawn by using purposive sampling strategy from Jinnah
Hospital, Services Hospital and Mayo Hospital. Parental Authority
Questionnaire (Babree, 1997) and Urdu translation of Level of Expressed
Emotion (LEE) (Gerlsma & Hale, 1997) was administer to assess
parenting styles and expressed emotions respectively. Cross-sectional
research design was used. Person product moment correlation and
independent sample t-test was employed and results were generated which
showed no significant relationship between parenting styles and expressed
emotions as well as no gender differences in variables. The study findings
suggest that parental educational programs can be developed for
prevention and alleviation of conversion disorder in adolescents.
Keywords: Parenting Styles, Expressed Emotions, Conversion Disorder.
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