Author: Sobia Sana
Supervisor: Dr. Afsheen Masood
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present research investigated the relationship between inter-parental conflicts, family functioning and adjustment problems (antisocial behavior, anger control problems and emotional distress) in late adolescence. It was hypothesized that there is likely to be positive relationship between inter-parental conflicts and adjustment problems in late adolescence. It was also hypothesized that there is likely to be positive relationship between family functioning and adjustment problems of late adolescence. Cross-sectional research design was used. Non-probability purposive sampling was employed. The sample consisted of (N = 90) college first-year students (45 male students, 45 female students, age range between 17-21 year).The Children’s Perception of Inter-Parental Conflict Scale (CPIC) was used to assess the perception of inter-parental conflicts. Family Adaptability and Cohesion Evaluation Scale (FACES-IV) and Reynolds Adolescence Adjustment Screening Inventory (RAASI) were also used to assess the family functioning and adjustment problems of late adolescence. The result showed that there is significant relationship in inter-parental conflict, family functioning and adjustment problems in late adolescence. The gender differences were analyzed by using the independent samples t– test. The finding revealed that there is no significant gender difference between inter-parental conflicts and adjustment problems in late adolescences. The result also indicated that there were significant gender differences in perception of family functioning in late adolescence. Present research findings would help to educate the parents about the factors that are associated with the adjustment of adolescence.
Keywords: Perceived Inter-Parental Conflicts, Family Fnctioning, Adjustment Problems.
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