Perceived Parental Involvement and Concept of Self in Adolescents

Author: Summaya

Supervisor: Dr. Afsheen Masood

Degree: MSc

Year: 2010-2012

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


The present research investigated the relationship between perceived parental involvement and the concept of self in adolescents. The research was laid through cross sectional research design. The sample was drawn by using non-probability purposive sampling strategy, was taken from different schools of Lahore. The sample (N = 160) comprised of (n = 80 girls, n = 80 boys), contacted from the private sector schools and government sector schools. It was hypothesized that the concept of self is significantly associated with level of parental involvement. A self constructed demographic questionnaire was administered was administered to the participants in order to acquire the demographic information of the sample. The Urdu translation of Perception of Parent Scale (POPS) by Grolnick, Deci and Ryan, (1997) was administered on each participant to measure the perceived parental involvement. The measure of Self Concept by Haldley, Hair and Moore (2008) after translation was used to measure the self concept. Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 16was used to analyze the data. The results revealed that there was significant positive relationship between perceived parental involvement and concept of self in adolescents. It was further revealed that time spent by parents with children and the sharing of experiences were strong predictors for self-concept in adolescents. The findings carry strong implications for educationists and parents alikely, stressing the need to inculcate the apt time sharing in their child-rearing practices.

Keywords: Perceived Parental Involvement, Perception, Concept of Self.

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