Author: Rida Ashraf
Supervisor: Ms. Afsheen Masood
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present research was conducted to investigate the relationship between parental attachment and subjective well being in adult life. It was hypothesized that the higher the quality of current parental attachment, the higher would be the subjective well being. Correlation research design was used to conduct the present study. In order to collect the data, purposive sampling technique was used to collect the data from different faculties of the University of Punjab. The sample for the current research consisted of 240 adults (120 male & 120 female between age ranges of 18 to 30 years). The data was collected through standardized questionnaires along with demographic performa. The Inventory of Peer and Parent Attachment (IPPA) by Armsden and Greenberg (1987) was used to assess parental attachment, Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS) by Diener, Emmons, Larsen, and Griffin (1985) was used to measure life satisfaction and Positive Affect Negative Affect Scales (PANAS) by Watson, Clark and Tellegen, (1988) was used to measure emotional affect, with due permission of the respective authors. Person product moment correlation, independent sample t-test and ANOVA were used for inferential analysis. The results generated indicated the strong significant positive correlation between parental attachment and subjective well being in adult life.
Keywords: Parental Attachment, Subjective Well Being, Adult Life
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